Child Labour

Rapid assessment of child labour in automobile repair workshops in Pakistan

Child labour in automobile repair workshops is widespread across Pakistan. The study explored the current situation of child labour in automobile repair workshops, elaborated the major push and pull factors, working conditions, effects on children's health, safety, education, and recommended the priority areas for combatting child labour in automobile repair workshops in Pakistan.

This rapid assessment was commissioned by the ILO Office for Pakistan under
Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project, with the financial support of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom. The project aims to reduce children’s vulnerability to child labour and protect them from exploitation in five Asian countries, including Pakistan. The study examines child labour at automobile repair workshops in Pakistan, with a view to providing updated information on its magnitude, identifying factors that push children into this form of child labour and reviewing national efforts to address the phenomenon. Based on its findings, it offers recommendations for policy design, implementation and action by stakeholders to eliminate and prevent child labour in automobile repair workshops nationwide.