PESHAWAR – Speakers at a seminar urged the government to make tangible steps for legislation and complete implementation of laws to ensure eradication of child labour from the country.They said that the responsibility did not only fall on government but parents and every individual should perform their due role to make Pakistan free from child labour curse. The seminar was arranged by Provincial Child Labour Unit (PCLU), Directorate of Labour Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the title of “World Day against Child Labour”.Those who spoke on the occasion included Akbar Khan Marwat, additional secretary labor department, Irfan Khan, director labour, Muhammad Iqbal, president Mutahida Labour Federation, Tila Muhammad Khan, Razam Khan and others. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labour and Manpower Sher Azam Khan Wazir, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said that both the federal and provincial governments were trying their best for the welfare of labour community while serious steps were also being taken to promote education.Sher Azam expressed concern that owing to non-implementation of Child Protection Act 2010, poverty and lack of education, the government could not achieve its best result to end the child labour, adding that it was need of the hour to pay heed towards the children education in the country and especially in Fata.The provincial minister confessed that loadshedding, law and order situation and poverty had deteriorated the peaceful environment of the country but the mentioned issues, Mr Azam added had given to his government in heir by army dictators because the army dictators had never provide chances to elected democratic government for completing of the government tuner and implemented martial laws which had destroyed the entire system of the country.The government, he maintained was providing free education to intermediate level and it would be advance to master level while Rs 1 million would be granted to talented students for completing specialization in abroad. The present PPP-led government, Azam said had increased the monthly salaries of labours from Rs4500 to Rs 8000 despite various objections by industries owners.He claimed that they would implement Labour Policy 2010 in the entire country to make ensure the preservation of labour rights and besides this free education and medical facilities would also be provide to the labours’ children. He added that PPP had reinstated all the employees who had been sacked from different departments during Main Nawaz Sharif regime while 70 billion rupees had been allocated for Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), whereas soft loans were being given to poor people through Bacha Khan Khpal Rozgar scheme to root out economic crises.