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Pakistan's labour laws 'ignore abuse of children'

10 January 2014 Last updated at 20:16 GMT

Human rights groups in Pakistan say the country's labour laws ignore the abuse of children who, from a young age, are working on the streets or in the homes of middle-class families.

There are an estimated 12 million child workers in Pakistan, many enduring unsafe or harsh conditions.

Last week the employers of a ten-year-old girl were arrested following her death. The police say there were indications she had been beaten.

Saba Eitizaz reports from Lahore.

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