Sir: I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the issue of child labour in Pakistan. The phenomenon remains widespread in our country, causing numerous innocent children significant harm. According to our Constitution and labour laws, employment of children under the age of 14 is illegal. However, due to certain conditions, it has been hard to implement these laws. Illiteracy is a major factor here. According to the Economic Survey of Pakistan, 58 percent of people in Pakistan are illiterate. Currently, there are 11 million children in the country who are trapped in child labour, half of them are under the age of ten. The government could bring significant improvement and lower these numbers by addressing the education problem in this country. Furthermore, even if providing every child with a formal education is not possible for the government, it should at least give them technical education. This way they could at least make a decent living and contribute to the betterment of the country. Children should be able to enjoy their childhood. FIZZAH FAROOQUI Karachi Published in Daily Times, May 16th 2018.