District: ILO to hail child labour elimination programme

June 10, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Sialkot: International Labour Organization ILO will present rich tributes to Sialkot business community during a special acknowledgment ceremony that will be held at the auditorium of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry SCCI today Tuesday for successfully completing the Child Labour Elimination Programme in Soccer Ball Industry of Sialkot.

Dr. Nouman Idrees Butt President Child and Social Development Organization CSDO Sialkot told that this mega event will be a land mark in the history of Sialkot’s soccer ball industry, when ILO will acknowledge splendid and sincere efforts of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry SCCI and Child and Social Development Organization CSDO, besides, highlighting the marvellous success story of the said Child labour Elimination Programme in Sialkot’s Soccer Ball Industry. According to the SCCI Secretary General Tariq Mehmood Malik, the said prestigious ceremony is being held at Sialkot in connection with the World day against Child labour 2013 to be celebrated on June 12, 2013.

Director ILO Pakistan Mr. Francesco d’ Ovidio and Secretary labour and Human Resources Punjab Capt Rtd Muhammad Yousuf will jointly preside over this ceremony, he added. President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry SCCI Sheikh Abdul Majid told the newsmen that in 1997, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry SCCI had launched Child Labour Elimination Programme in Soccer Ball Industry of Sialkot with a sole aim to purge the soccer ball industry of Sialkot under the direct supervision of International Labour Organization ILO.