Stories written by Beena Sarwar

RIGHTS-SOUTH ASIA: White Slavery Still a Thriving Trade

They are kidnapped, "married" off to agents by unsuspecting parents, or enticed by prospects of a better life -- but these Bangladeshi and Burmese women end up in the brothels of Pakistan.

PAKISTAN: Feudal Landlords Fight to Hold on to Bonded Workers

Four-year-old laws banning bonded labour in Pakistan have secured the freedom of only a few hundred farm labourers and their families.

PAKISTAN: Brewery Wars Mock Prohibition

Liquor is banned in Islamic Pakistan, but that hasn't stopped its consumption in high society or prevented the outbreak of a virtual brewery war to retain hold over lucrative markets.

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