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    PESHAWAR DISTRICT, EAST PAKISTAN

    International aid organisations have calculated that more than 75 million children in developing countries have fulltime jobs and many more work as casual labour.

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    1. GVs Children and men making copper utensils. (2 SHOTS) 0.16
    2. SV Children chiselling stone blocks. (3 SHOTS) 0.28
    3. GV Sign with lettering "Development-cum-Training Centre for the Carpet Industry". 0.31
    4. GV INT Young girls and boys working on carpet-making looms. (4 SHOTS) 0.58
    5. GV ZOOM INTO CU Finished carpet hanging on wall. 1.05
    6. SV Young boys working at press, printing trademarks onto plastic. (2 SHOT) 1.21
    7. GV Man and teenage boy carving designs on copper urn. 1.33
    8. GVs Two boys working on copperware. (2 SHOTS) 1.43
    9. SV TILT DOWN Selection of copperware -- bowls, vases, tankards, pots - on display. (3 SHOTS) 2.11
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    Background: PESHAWAR DISTRICT, EAST PAKISTAN

    International aid organisations have calculated that more than 75 million children in developing countries have fulltime jobs and many more work as casual labour. One of the trouble-spots in the abuse of child labour in Pakistan. Here, in the eastern district of Peshawar, children, many as young as six, are put to work in the handicrafts industries such as copperware, basketry and the making of small gifts which are snapped up by tourists. A United Nations report recently said that 1.5 million children are employed in carpet-making in Pakistan. The Peshawar "Development-cum-Training Centre for the Carpet Industry" is no exception. Here, as in other centres, children as young as five or six may work up to 12 hours a day for a monthly wage equivalent to eight dollars. Other children work at small printing presses used to print trademarks onto plastic squares. The boys working at the press were 11 and 15 years old. Other teenagers are taught how to make copperware, carving intricate designs on a variety of goods. These bowls, urns, plaques are later proudly displayed to visitors.

    Source: REUTERS - WALTER BURGESS

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE3D3EP7NLO9PIXAMSTHHBG189
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3D3EP7NLO9PIXAMSTHHBG189
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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