More camel jockeys returning home: HRCP
LAHORE: The return of several more camel jockeys is expected in the months ahead, said Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Chairperson Asma Jahangir during a press conference on Monday.
Jahangir said that around 500 camel jockey kids had already been rescued from the Gulf and brought back home since April. She said camel jockey trafficking had worried human rights activists for many years and the return of the remaining would be a relief. She asked the government to take action against people involved in forced child labour.
She said the HRCP had asked the government to rehabilitate the children and reunite them with their families. She said the organisation praised the government’s efforts in identifying, locating and rescuing camel jockeys.