SIALKOT: Additional District and Sessions Judge Nadeem Gulzar has ordered the immediate release of six child-beggars from the custody of the Child Protection Bureau (CPB) in Sialkot. According to court officials, the judge issued a final warning to the parents of the children. They were told that if the children were spotted on the streets again they would become permanent wards of the state and the parents would be arrested. Sialkot CPB officials produced the children before the court amid tight security and released them into the custody of their parents.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2011.