Poverty Forces Children to Work Illegally in Pakistan

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Despite laws in Pakistan that prohibit child labor in hazardous jobs, millions of children continue to work in order to put food on the table. According to the International Labor Organization, many of these children work in harsh and often dangerous conditions. VOA’s Sharon Behn reports from Karachi on the life of one young boy who was forced to leave school and work in order to help feed his family.

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