The Sacrifice They Make.
These young Afghan Boys, are working on a make shift Sunday bazaar here in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi. One selling plastic bags and other lifting the load for the shoppers. They sacrifice their childhood and their future just so their Family/parents can survive.

10 Comments so far

  1. Mona (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 5:07 am

    Really sad… would love to make a difference =)

  2. Mariam (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 6:47 am

    Can anyone guess where this building is?

  3. Mariam (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 7:00 am

    My heart goes out to all kids whose childhood lost to take care of their family members.


    I think Edhi Foundation let you take care of a kid like him.

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 8:25 am

    Why do these afghans remind me Zia all the time. Zia must be somewhere above but these kids are suffering on earth. Who knows after 5-10 years, we may see kids whould be victims of Musharraf’s[another dictator] policies and some ‘Jamash’ would be making a post about him. *sigh*.

    jamash, if you have shahzad roy’s contact then do convince the kid to take education.

  5. sarah (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 9:10 am

    Its a Ferer Hall , IN KARACHI!!! located at Fatima JinNah ROAD !!!! DAhHHHHHH!!!:D

  6. SWA (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 10:44 am

    I think the Afghans that are left over in Pakistan and who dont want to go back should just be given citizenship and be made mainstream. That way they will have more chances to earn a decent living than just labouring all the time for a pittance.

  7. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 10:49 am

    The registration process for Afghanis has started.

  8. adnan (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    Ferer Hall….opposite marriot hotel !!

  9. MB (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    We wish some NGO could do anything for them. Till we are sufficiently resourced we can only hope for time being. They are real brave hero’s, in real world.

  10. Abrar Siddiqui (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

    I remember seeing these kids last time I was in karachi and went to Sunday Bazar!!

    I actually asked the kid if he went to school, and the kid told me that he went to a madrassa so I explained him to go to a propr school and try to study through an evening school. I wonder if he understood what I meant. I did give him much more than normal, even though my sister did not agree with it!!

    Also, I remmeber one more thing see it was a hot day and I bought a a drink for him too. However, the boy had so much self-respect that he did not accept it and I had to almost force him to drink it!!

    The point I am making is that these are good kids and before they get into the hands of evil people, we should really try to do something with them!

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