The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Faisalabad is looking for the family of a child Zubair who ran away from his house in Sukkur a few weeks ago. CPWB officials said that 10-year-old Zubair was picked up by CPWB officials from near the General Bus Stand in Faisalabad a week ago. Zubair told media persons that his father, a resident of Sukkur, used to beat him up and force him to work as domestic help.
He said he had three sisters, Aneeta, Saima and Kaki and three brothers Munawwar, Suraj and Saleem. He said his father was a daily wage earner and his mother a beggar.
Zubair said that he ran away from Sukkur because he was miserable and went to Lahore from where he hitched a ride to Faisalabad. There CPWB officials took him into custody. The CPWB spokesman said that they had appealed to the general public to inform the bureau about Zubair’s family on their numbers 041-9239385 and 041-8524187.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2014.