Children Sexually Abused on Pakistan’s Streets

Hasan Mansoor, Yahoo! News, August 26, 2011

Nadeem knows first hand the misery of life on the streets. Sexually assaulted as a child, he became a pimp of young boys–the only way he knew how to survive as a member of Pakistan’s underclass.

He says he was 12 years old when he was attacked. Since then, he has been dragged into a vicious cycle of horrifying abuse allegedly aided and abetted by police and which few are willing to confront in the Muslim country.

“It was just the third night I slept on a street when a policeman picked me up and did bad things to me. I cried a lot but no one came to help me,” Nadeem, now 17, told AFP.

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By 14 he was a full-time sex worker. His pimp gave him a mobile phone to keep in contact with clients.

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.

“Children on the street are beaten, tortured, sexually assaulted, and sometimes killed,” said Rana Asif Habib, head of the Initiator Human Development Foundation (IHDF).

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“What we have gathered in our research is that policemen make up more than 60 percent of those who physically torment, sexually harass street children,” said Anwer Kazmi of the Edhi Foundation, the country’s largest charity.

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More than 170,000 street children live on the streets across the country.

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Rizwan is a fisherman’s son. He insists he is 12, but he looks much younger. He left home three years ago because his family beat him and says he was abused by police. IHDF fears he too will be dragged into the sex industry.

“The police tried to make me do bad things six or seven times but I managed to get away,” he said.

“But one day, one policeman took me by force, put a cloth over my mouth and took me to a place where he did bad things.”

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  • Morton

    Do a little research and you will soon find rapes and attacks and even murders by our police are not as uncommon as you might think?

    They just grabbed a NYC officer for raping and sodomizing a young woman and they have reason to believe he has done this many times before.

    A few years ago in San Diego they arrested a trooper for raping and killing several females after stopping them in his official police car.

  • Patrick

    Well I’m sure these Pakistanis abandon these belief systems when they cross the US border. I’m certain of it.

  • Anonymous

    Birth control should be made readily available to women everywhere to lessen unwanted children. People in this country who are against this should be made to experience first hand what unwanted children are subjected.

  • Kenelm Digby

    Despite the veneer of Islamically imposed puritanism, Pakistan is probably the most sexually frustrated and sexually perverted nation on Earth.

    Most of the world’s internet searches for sexual perversion originate from Pakistan.

  • Jesse

    3 — Anonymous wrote at 1:47 AM on August 27:

    Birth control should be made readily available to women everywhere to lessen unwanted children. People in this country who are against this should be made to experience first hand what unwanted children are subjected.

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    Doesn’t work. You fail to understand the culture.

    Women are under control of the men, the choice to use birth control is not theirs and they have no power over how their children are treated.

    If the fisherman wanted a son, then his wife had no choice, and if he then wanted to beat said son, again the wife has no choice.

    The only thing that would happen if she tried to interfere is that she too would be beaten.

    In western society, this could be stopped by the authorities, but in these cultures it is seen as something normal, and the police won’t do anything.

    The police overall is there to keep order, but not necessarily to keep the law. Corruption is the norm, the only thing that differs between officers is if they take their bribe in cash, goods or if they do it as “favors” to friend, family and people in power.

  • Anonymous

    1 — Morton wrote at 7:05 PM on August 26:

    Do a little research and you will soon find rapes and attacks and even murders by our police are not as uncommon as you might think?

    They just grabbed a NYC officer for raping and sodomizing a young woman and they have reason to believe he has done this many times before.

    A few years ago in San Diego they arrested a trooper for raping and killing several females after stopping them in his official police car.

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    You’re comparing an abberation with what is in the third world, the norm.

    There’s no way to equate the two.

    What’s your point?

  • shaunantijihad

    “Children Sexually Abused on Pakistan’s Streets.

    Foundation’s research says police make up more than 60 percent of attackers.”

    But Britain won’t change when it becomes majority Pakistani Muslim. Only a racist, Islamophobe would say so, right?

  • ghw

    Child dealers used to take these homeless street children and cripple them quite horribly, in order to make them into beggars who would elicit the maximum sympathy. This was the norm about thirty years ago.

    Only sex abuse now? Apparently, things have improved greatly since then.

  • crazyhorse

    Pakistan,and Afganistan have a thing called “Bacca Bazi”..Google this up..This is known as “The great shame” in iran.

  • Spirit Wolf

    GHW – Well, that can be explained by the fact that Muslims aren’t given to being generous to beggars, (their version of charity means supporting jihad) and Pakistan is busy flushing out every non-Muslim still living there. But Muslims will pay for sex quite readily – especially for young boys.

    Remember, the Muslim motto is: Females are for babies, boys are for fun. And yeah, boys are thrown in with the Houri in the Muslim idea of “Paradise” – that big brothel in the sky of theirs.

  • margaret

    “They just grabbed a NYC officer for raping and sodomizing a young woman and they have reason to believe he has done this many times before.”

    That was Michael Pena, an affirmative action Hispanic. He is about 40 pounds over the weight limit for a police officer. Lord knows how many points they had to add to his written test score to bring him up to 70 percent so they could give him the job.

    He is not a police officer. He is an affirmative action hire.

  • Anonymous

    In Eastern Europe this commonly happens to girls and young women. I wonder why the Pakastanis seem to prefer boys? Muslim culture has so much animosity and hatred towards homosexuality. I can imagine that adult gays are commonly arrested, beaten and tortured…why are they so lax with pedophilia?

    I saw a special on televsion. It was about a Pakastani man who rescued “camel jockeys” from other arab countries. In such cases, young boys are enslaved to become camel jockeys for camel races. Arabs gamble on them like we gamble on horse racing. The boys are forced into it and often sexually abused by their captors. This Pakastani man rescues the children, or tries to, and brings them to “safety” in Pakistan. I take it other Arab countries are just as bad, or worse for children.