Families held in bonded labour rescued

Updated March 19, 2019

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Police carry out raid on a brick kiln near the Hayat Pitafi area at around dawn. — AFP/File
Police carry out raid on a brick kiln near the Hayat Pitafi area at around dawn. — AFP/File

BADIN: Twenty-five men, women and children allegedly held in bonded labour were rescued by a team of the Pangrio police in Badin district on a court order on Monday.

The team, led by SHO Ashiq Ali Loond carried out a raid on a brick kiln near the Hayat Pitafi area at around dawn and took into custody several families comprising 25 persons.

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The raid was conducted in compliance with an order issued to the police by the Badin district and sessions court on an application filed by Walji Kolhi.

The applicant had prayed for court’s help stating that his family and other relatives had been held in bonded labour at the brick kiln owned by Inyatullah Chauhan.

The rescued persons — eight men, 11 women and six children — were produced in the court of the first additional judge, who set them free after recording statements of the family heads.

Published in Dawn, March 19th, 2019