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Privilege vs Poverty: Shaniera Akram speaks out against child domestic labour

12:19 PM | 15 Oct, 2020
Privilege vs Poverty: Shaniera Akram speaks out against child domestic labour

Child labour in Pakistan is a serious and important issue.

Children, between the ages of 6 to 17, are pushed to a part of worst forms of child labor, including commercial sexual exploitation, modern slavery and forced labor in brick kilns and agriculture.

The government has never made any significant effort in eliminating child labour from Pakistan, but as a society, we play a major role in child right violations by employing young innocent kids as domestic help.

Activist and social media personality Shaniera Akram has also raised the same point in a recent Tweet.

Akram couldn’t help but feel emotional after seeing two boys of the same age, living under the same roof in positions of privilege and poverty.

“Walking past a house in defence this morning.A little boy about 8yo opened the gates for a car leaving for school with a kid the same age.The child in the car waved to the little house boy as they drove away,” she said.

Concluding the Tweet, Akram said,”In better times, both children would have been left for school together.”

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 April Forex Rates

Pakistani rupee remains largely the same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 9, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Tuesday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.5 for buying and 302 for selling while British Pound stands at 350 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 April 2024


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