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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.