Exhibition of Photographs Depicting Child Labour

The Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) is opening its doors to the public for a four-day exhibition of photographs depicting child labour from today (Thursday).

The pictures were submitted by a number of professional photographers, students and the general public – capturing child labourer in society through the lens and showing the negative consequences of the phenomenon.

These valuable photographs were submitted for a national-level competition, held by the International Labour Organisation in collaboration with the European Union under its project ‘Combating Abusive Child Labour II’ in March 2012

Programme Officer Zaheer Arif said that the exhibition had been arranged at the PNCA Hall from October 11 to 14, which will be inaugurated by European Union Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark. According to the only Child Labour Survey conducted in 1996 by the Federal Bureau of Statistics, around 3.3 million children in the age bracket of five to 14 years are economically active, which is 8.3 percent of the total population of this age group.

These figures do not include domestic child labourers, as it happens inside homes. Moreover, 46 percent of the children work for more than 35 hours per week, while child labourers make up about seven percent of the total workforce of the country, according to the survey. Arif said that 70 percent of the child labourers work as unpaid family helpers.
(DailyTimes)

International Labour Organisation (ILO) in collaboration with the European Union under its project “Combating Abusive Child Labour II” held a national level photo competition in the fight against child labour in March this year. Various professional photographers, students and general public had submitted their photographs which had captured various incidents of child labour in our society. These photographs portrayed the images of child labour and its negative consequences. Zaheer Arif, Programme Officer Media said that the photo exhibition was arranged to display the valuable photos in the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) Hall Islamabad from 11th October to 14th October. The photo exhibition was inaugurated by the Ambassador of European Union, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark.
(PakistanToday)

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