TO GO WITH AFP STORY "Pakistan-society-children-sex,FEATURE" BY HASAN MANSOOR .
Pakistani sex worker Nadeem, who pimps 10 teenage sex workers aged 14-18, lights a cigarette in the downtown neighbourhood of Saddar in Karachi on July 25, 2011. According to charities which work to protect street children in Pakistan, up to 90 percent are sexually abused on the first night that they sleep rough and 60 percent accuse police of sexually abusing them. Karachi is home to Pakistan’s biggest community of street children — tens of thousands of victims of domestic violence and broken homes, drugs and crime in the steamy port city used by NATO to ship supplies to Afghanistan. More than 170,000 street children live on the streets across the country, where Osama bin Laden was shot dead by US special forces in May and where a Taliban insurgency has devastated parts of the northwest. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI.
Posted by IonCube Khanz on 2011-08-27 14:30:22
Tagged: , HORIZONTAL , Karachi , PAKISTAN