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The initiative is run by the Human Friends Organization, a Catholic NGO in Youhanabad

Catholic orphanage changes lives in Lahore

Pakistani street children put their head under a tap to cool themselves in Rawalpindi in this file photo. The sight of children, the disabled and disadvantaged begging at all hours of the day and night in Pakistan is a grim, constant reminder of the millions who live in abject poverty. (Photo by Farooq Naeem/AFP) 

Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore
Pakistan

August 11, 2017

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Sunil Tariq was six when he became addicted to bootleg alcohol but that was not all.

His father, addicted to drugs, slapped and beat him with a baton the day his foul breath gave him away. In 2013 his aunt admitted him with his two young siblings to Kinship House, managed by a pastor in Youhanabad, the largest Christian neighborhood in Lahore.

"I indulged in many bad habits; most of them adopted after the early death of my mother. We used to play in the streets all day and started with smoking cigarettes. Then one day one of my friends brought a plastic bag of liquor," remembers Tariq, wiping tears away from his eyes.

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