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The Plight of Street Children in Quetta, Balochistan

Shakeel Ahmed Imtiaz

Abstract:
The problems and number of the street children are increasing in Quetta. This study shows
that mostly the children are found on the streets in Quetta in order to augment family income.
Children below the age of seven work on the street. Lack of awareness and absence of
significant research has also aggravated the problems of street children in Quetta. Due to
inadequate government resources including financial and human, the problems of street
children are not given due importance and weight. This paper justifies the need for further
research into the subject-matter.

Keywords: Street Children, Quetta, Pakistan, Government, NGOs, Poverty, Abuse, Problems,
Research.