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Charity is one
of the noblest virtues of man. A charitable parson is a
lover of humanity. he has sympathy with his fellow-men and
he likes to help others in distress. Charity can be exercised
in several ways. A beggar may not get anything from a hard-heard
and callous person. On the contrary, a charitable person
would surely give some relief to the beggar on his door.
A man of charitable disposition such as flood, earthquakes,
riots etc. and he contributes his mite to relieve people
It is common knowledge that a charitable person contributes
liberally to such relief founds. It is the sprit of charity
which prompts people to send woolen cloths, food, money
and other material help to the unfortunate brethren who
have been the victims of some natural calamity. Charity
is a noble sentiment.
However, every human being is not charitable. If this were
so, no country in the world would suffer the pangs of hunger
and poverty. It is sad that some countries have enough and
to spare while inhabitants of other countries live below
the poverty line. However, injudicious charity is harmful.
The charitable person s should show the sprit of charity
only to deserving persons. Indiscriminate charity gives
rise to a class of people called parasites.
Also one should not trumpet one’s charity. However, in the
present times most charitable persons are show charity for
publicity or to win social kudos. Such persons are hypocrites.
The best form of charity is one when the identity of the
donor remains hidden.
are millions of children who work as wage-earners. They
are deprived of childhood, love, nutrition and social association.
Child labour emerged during the industrial revolution and
today it has become a very serious problem. It is a world-wide
Extreme poverty large families, lack of free and compulsory
education and ignorance of parents are the most glaring
causes of child labour. Children do not cause labour trouble
and they are ready to accept lower wages. But sometimes,
children are not paid far their labour and are kepd as apprentices.
Children from four years of age to fifteen years are made
to work in glass factory, carpet industry, hotels and they
are paid as low as rupees fifty to about hundred for working
for more then twelve hours daily. These children are not
allowed to have contact with the outside world.
These children have no chance to attend school and have
no choice except to work as unskilled labour. These children
are compelled to live below poverty line all their lives.
There are many laws against child labour in Pakistan and
in other countries but these laws alone cannot control the
exploitation of children. We must get the support of all
the people of the society to control this menace.
According to the law, no child below the age of fourteen
can be employed in any hazardous job. Another law states
that children should not be made to work beyond their capacity
and they should be given opportunities and facilities to
develop in a healthy manner. However, all these laws have
failed to check the problem of child labour. Stringent laws
should be enacted and exemplary punishment should be given
to those who exploit children for their selfish end.