Human Traffic Watch

Does poverty stem human trafficking in Pakistan?

In Child Trafficking, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on June 29, 2013 at 9:23 am


When she was a child, her mother often said daughters bring good fortune, but now it seems a curse.

11-year-old Sana, who lives at a shelter home now, was sold by no one else, but her own parents to a couple for Rs 2,000 per month. Coming from the rural areas of Punjab, the child was sold into domestic servitude by the parents knowingly. Sana started working as domestic help at the couple’s house, who owned her, while her family was sent Rs 2,000 in advance at the beginning of each month.

She lived in Gulberg with her buyers, who made her work for extended periods of time with barely enough food or at times, no food. Her ‘employers’ tortured her for a couple of years physically as well as mentally.

Source: Daily Times


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