Tuesday, 1 May 2012

No Law For Brick kilns ,Bonded,Forced And Child Labor

Labor Day In Pakistan
In Pakistan ,1st May is celebrated as public holiday ,same way as allover the world.
Labor Day  is a public holiday in Pakistan that is marked by rallies, marches, processions, labor/worker union sessions and organized street demonstrations. It is sometimes referred to as May Day and is annually held on 1 May 

Bonded,forced and Child labor: Brick kiln workers paid half of what they are entitled to and under wait-age of heavy loans.

Pakistan’s first labor policy was devised in 1972, in which May 1 was declared an official holiday. This policy also formulated the creation of the Social Security Network, Old Age Benefit Schemes and Workers Welfare Fund. Pakistan’s constitution also contains various provisions and articles about labor rights.
It is important to note that Pakistan became a member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) right after its independence in 1947. The ILO is a United Nations (UN) specialized agency that promotes social justice and universally acknowledged human and social rights. Pakistan has ratified 36 ILO conventions of which eight are core conventions.
They are not allowed to work any other place or profession ,Children ,women all are indulged in brick kiln profession,even then they do not be successful in giving proper and complete food to their families. 
No education,no time for worship,the women and girls are targeted of rapists by forcefully and mostly using undue influence. 
There are laws but not for  Brick kilns Workers
The 2.3 million workers don’t even have computerised national identity cards or social security cards etc.Brick kiln owners for denying workers minimum wage, the minimum wage notified by the government in 2005 was set at Rs290 per thousand bricks but owners were currently paying Rs250. In September 2010, the government had set the minimum wage at Rs517 per thousand bricks. The workers are not provided other facilities that the labor laws entitle them to ,in this way these all local and international laws are not for these brick kilns.
Legal Evangelical Association Development Under the Leadership of Missionary Pastor Mushtaq Gill Has Campaign For These Brick Kilns 
LEAD is going to start a campaign for these brick kilns workers and for their development and prosperity.LEAD demands from Government and UN to make sure the implementation of all International and National labor laws for these brick kilns workers.
LEAD has one project for abolish the Child labor.
LEAD has one project for the abolish and end of brick kilns Child labor,all international organizations and Churches ,Pastors ,Bishops and Christians leaders are requested to give hand in this project so that we can be successful in this project.


  1. Brick Kline,labor is one of worlds's most difficult way of earning livelihood. And as a matter of fact unfortunately many Christians in Pakistan are involved in this way of earning. In Pakistan there are no labor laws and social security or retirement fund or pension. So this is just like a modern days slavery. As Christians this is our duty to do something for our brother and sisters whom are suffering from this disastrous job. Rev. Azmat Nadeem.

    1. Pakistan is developing country and brick kilns is a serious matter for us specially Christians because due to this bondage labor ,there is being used undue influence against such workers and conversion rate is very high from Christianity to Islam.Thanks for comments.God bless you.