Bonded Labour in Pakistan

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Much of Pakistan’s population resides and works in rural areas where 64% of the land is owned by a mere 5% of the wealthy feudal landowners. These landlords often possess so much power the freely exercise "bonded labor" and are known to abuse and kill workers without any repercussions from the law. Bonded labor forces individuals into slave labor for acquired debts, wherein workers are deceived into more accumulating more debt -- effectively holding them captive. Today, more women and children are being forced into bonded labor as they attempt to pay off their family’s debts. As the situation worsens, people have begun to call upon the United Nations to investigate and put an end to these human rights violations.

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