Umar Riaz

Umar Riaz

A civil servant and member of the Police Service of Pakistan, who has studied Public Policy at Maxwell School Syracuse University, USA as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (2010-11), presently serving as Superintendent of Police in Lahore. He tweets as @umarriaz40 (twitter.com/umarriaz40)

In 2014, slavery still exists…

Children are beautiful, innocent, simple and sweet. Therefore, they are loved, cajoled, pampered and spoiled. They get special treatment, selected food, quality education, prompt healthcare and extra attention. But this is not true for every child. Not every child is considered beautiful, simple and pure. Some children are born to live as children while others are born to live as slaves. These slave children are neglected and forgotten. They are beaten day in and day out, humiliated and assaulted. They are the waiters, the maids and the mechanics. They are the ones you take one glance at and then look away, because they look ...

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