Pakistani actress Sajal Aly has come forward to plead for the protection of children who are forced into child labour, often leading to their harsh treatment.

Taking to Instagram, Sajal Aly posted an emotional video in which she said:

“For the love of God, please stop torturing small children and making them work or perform labour.

“It is wrong. Child labour is wrong. It is illegal.

“It is actually punishable under the Child Protection Laws. This is against the law.

“If any of you witness a young child working in someone’s house and see them getting tortured, report them immediately.

“This is not their age to be doing labour. This is their age to be studying, playing.”

Actress Nadia Jamil reposted the video on her own Instagram page and thanked Sajal for speaking out.

Nadia posted: “I want to thank the amazing Sajal Aly for being the only celebrity I reached out to, to make this video for the Children of Pakistan, asking us to speak out against Child Domestic Labour.

“If we all make a video like this and post it on our social media, what a powerful statement it would be.”