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Multiple faces of human trafficking

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00
The writer is a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University

The US State Department has released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report concerning the global phenomenon of human trafficking and the resulting conditions of forced labour, which are described as modern-day slavery.

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Lifeless moulds of water, clay and fire

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00


As many as 125,709 registered kiln workers in Punjab are being forced to suffer an estimated loss of Rs 1.1 billion per month as kiln owners are making them work well under the official stipulated amount of Rs 742 per 1,000 bricks.

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WASHINGTON, June 21: In Pakistan, boys and girls as young as five are bought, sold, rented or kidnapped and placed in organised begging rings, domestic servitude, small shops and factories, and prostitution, says a US report.

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IT’S no secret that rights abuses are rife in Pakistan. How serious a problem this is, though, and how deep its roots permeate into the fabric of society, becomes apparent only when different sorts of abuses are considered separately.

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United Nations: India is fully committed to a world free of human trafficking and it wants to achieve this goal through empowering the vulnerable sections of the society who are the potential victims, a top Indian diplomat has said.
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Child suicide bombers find safe haven

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 16:52
Editor's note: Dr. John Horgan is a psychologist at Penn State where he is director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism. His latest book is 'Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists' by Oxford University Press.

Swat, Pakistan (CNN) -- Just over one week ago, Pakistani authorities paraded 11 children accused of terrorism in front of the local media. The boys, aged 10 to 16, were apprehended while attempting to plant home-made explosives on behalf of local militant groups operating in and around the city of Quetta, in Balochistan.

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Two men gets jail for human trafficking

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:25
SEREMBAN: The Sessions Court yesterday sentenced two men to eight and 10 years’ jail respectively after finding them guilty of trafficking in Pakistani nationals including a 10-year-old at Port Dickson last year.
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JOHANNESBURG, 12 February 2013 (IRIN) - Girl child soldiers are often thought of only as “sex slaves”, a term that glosses over the complex roles many play within armed groups and in some national armies.
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 City DSP Arif Mirza told media in Bahawalpur that a 19-year-old resident of Shahdara was abducted by her neighbour, Samina Bibi.

She was later sold to Akbar Lashari, a resident of Tehsil Jampur, for Rs90,000. Lashari then sold her to Fazal Hussain, Jind Wadda and Hamid Khan for Rs150,000.

Civil Lines SHO Muhammad Afzal Lodhi and SI Muhammad Shabbir investigated the case and recovered the women from Fazilpur.

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LAHORE - The Anti-Human Trafficking Circle (AHTC) of the FIA Lahore has been using delaying tactics to take legal action against a travel agent, who had issued a fake visa to a citizen after taking money, for the last eight months due to reasons best known to the authorities.

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