Boy flees forced labour

Boy was forced to look after cattle, underfed and frequently beaten.


Our Correspondent March 24, 2013
Boy was forced to look after their cattle, underfed and frequently beaten. PHOTO: FILE

KHANEWAL:


A youth kidnapped 16 years ago at the age of six from Jahanian on Saturday reached his hometown after escaping from a forced labour camp located near Chaman.


Muhammad Ali, 22, told police he had been kidnapped and taken to a camp near Chaman where 10 more boys were detained. He said he was  forced to look after their cattle, underfed and frequently beaten. He said he and another boy got a chance last week to escape.

Ali told police he was looking for his father, Muneer Ahmed, and mother, Sajida Bibi.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 24th, 2013. 

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