Child labour relief bid after vote: FM

Kathmandu, June 27:

Minister for Foreign Affairs Sahana Pradhan said today that laws will be made to address issues of child labourers once the constituent assembly election is held.

“After the election, the government will formulate laws to address issues of child workers so as to enable them to pursue their education without having to bear the burden of earning for a living,” she said.

“Children are the future of Nepal. It is important to create an environment in which they get an opportunity to develop themselves. The creation of such an environment will pave the way for a better future for Nepal,” Pradhan told the National Child Participatory Workshop on Child Labour.

Nepal has 2.6 million child labourers. They work in over 80 hazardous sectors. Child labourers account for 25 per cent of the total work force of the country.