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Iqbal Masih – A Child Labor Hero We Should Never Forget

Each year when Labor Day is approaching, I share about Iqbal Masih and I will continue to do so because he was a legend that requires acknowledgment, airwaves and above all - recognition for what he did.Early LifeA Pakistani belonging to Christianity faith, he is widely known as a symbol of abusive child labor in the developing world. Born in 1983 in Punjab, he was put to work at the age of 4 by his family to pay off their debts. It is reported that his family borrowed 600 rupees from a local employer who owned…