Brick makers, the modern day slaves in Multan
May 15, 2013
About 2.5 million brick makers in the country are forced to work as bonded laborers at brick kilns. Dire poverty has driven most of these families to accept advances on salaries that take generations to pay back. Half of them, including a million women, live in Punjab province.
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