Asif Iqbal

Asif Iqbal

The author has a post graduate in Development Studies and is an HR practitioner. He is interested in current affairs, politics and social issues. He tweets as @Asif_Iqbal_86 (twitter.com/Asif_Iqbal_86)

Child abduction: In numbers

Child abduction is defined as the forceful separation of a child from his or her parents. The reasons behind this are as follows; using children in begging rackets, sexual exploitation, forced slavery, human trafficking or organ thefts. This phenomenon has become the centre point of print, electronic, and social media in the most populous province of Pakistan: Punjab, and especially within its provincial capital, Lahore. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken suo moto notice for these abductions and the Punjab government has also acknowledged the problem and are now running preventative campaigns. However, the fear is still prevalent in the once calm and peaceful ...

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