Bonded labourers

MIRPURKHAS [Sindh, Pakistan]: Acting upon a court order, Phuladyoon police on Wednesday carried out a raid on the farmland of Allah Bachayo Khaskheli and recovered peasants and their families found forced to work without wages or share in crop.

Long Kolhi had submitted an application in the Mirpurkhas district and sessions court stating that his 34 relatives had been forced into bonded labour by the landowner. He prayed to the court to get them recovered through police.

The police carried out the raid and brought them to the Phuladyoon police station.

They said the liberated peasant families would be produce in the court on Thursday.

Published by Daily Dawn on Feb 6, 2014