The Curious Case of Child Labor in Pakistan

pak-child-laborThe question again, is Pakistan, or us Pakistanis, currently in a state to question? Like, can beggars be choosers in the land of the pure? It would be clearly irrational for us to raise objections until

1) The government provided decent education,

2) The government provided housing or healthcare for the underprivileged, and

3) The salary earned by this child is not needed by the family.

As alarming as it may sound, the Global Hunger Index Report (International Food Policy Research Institute, a Washington-DC based agricultural research center) for 2015 ranks Pakistan 93rd out the 104 countries worst affected by hunger.
I fear that if measures are not taken, and an emergency is not declared, the widening gaps between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ may lead to something I would not even name (as I also fear that it might give a hint to helpless victim). With not much hope with the authorities in charge, more power to the NGOs involved and more power to our children.