Child labor is the growing curse in the world particularly in the developing countries and Pakistan is also
the victim of this growing global phenomenon because of multiple reasons behind which encourage
intentionally or unintentionally the dilemma of child labor. Child labor had multiple side effects that disturb
the social fabric of the society and its growing statistics alarms the government of Pakistan to take the most
possible and appropriate measures to combat this curse. This paper attempts to highlight the socioeconomic and political causes of child labor and had the objective to investigate the problem by applying
mix methods of research using the convergent technique to get the real essence of the study with the
multi-perspective lens. The study also provides recommendations along with the statistics to the
policymakers for legislation.
1-Zubaida Zafar: PhD Scholar,Centre for South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Isra Sarwar: PhD Scholar,Centre for South Asian Studies,University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Syed Imran Haider: Assistant Professor,Department of Sociology, Social Work and Population Studies, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Pakistan.