By:Usman Aziz Malik
Hunger coerce for work, says 10 year’s old Barkatt
Barkatt is waiter at a local Hotel in Taxila, Pakistan.He is in the 10th year’s of his early life. He seems at hotel lifted the Cup’s with serving the tea and washing Plates, spoons and cups, with his little and cute hands with concentrated on his work.
Barkatt told his parents are very poor and they can not afford his school; expenses and he is working for help the parents. He also said he don’t know that what is school and what is in the school he said with innocence that I am wonder and think about those children’s who goes to school what they does there?
He told they are three brothers and sisters and he is elder between them.
When he was talking about his work Barkatt said he feels the tiresomeness at postmeridian and want to rest butt he can’t because he peril to lost the job of waiter and continues his work.
He stopped giving the answers of my questions taking a interest in camera when i was taking his pictures Barkatt asked me will u give me my pictures? I want to know more about him but I felt he don’t want to told more so I not forced him.
Very little about barkatt is given above. After that some questions raised in my mind.
Who deprived the childhood of Barkatt?
Who and which reasons compelled him for work?
Why Barkatt is incognizant of school and games?
Is the Government is responsible? or poverty of their parents?
If poverty, why their parents are uttermost poor that they can’t afford their education expenses and needs his earning in his childhood?
The storry of Barkatt is not pensive of only his present, rather we should contemplative about the future of various children’s like Barkatt which are devoid with education, we should bethought about those children’s which are working instead of education and games, we should deliberation about their childhoods and their future .
Poverty and child labor is not problem of any one country and region rather it’s ponder able for all the world and should take the practical steps for eradication of poverty and elimination of child labor.
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