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Combatting rising human trafficking

Migrant smuggling is a deadly business operated by groups that seek to profit from thousands of people, without any respect for their rights and dignity. For example, the migrant flow…

Of Human Bondage

Of human bondage

The US State Department released the ‘Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, 2013 on June 19. The report has been regularly issued every year since 2001. It grades different countries of…

Beyond the headlines

The term ‘brain drain’ is frequently used to describe the outmigration of skilled individuals from one nation to another, often leaving behind a void in human capital. This phenomenon typically…

The price of a dream

The UNODC defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit.” The recent…

Hand the baton to the young

When discussing Pakistan, we often focus on the income gap and gender gap, but one critical issue remains unaddressed: the age gap. I’m not referring to the common practice of…

Divine decisions

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to those lucky people from all over the world who celebrated Eidul Azha in the holy land of Hijaz. Although it is…

Dying in the Mediterranean

The recent tragedy of the migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea is a grim reminder of the prevailing hopelessness in the countries of origin of these settlers. Reportedly, there were…