Street Flowers of Karachi.

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Gypsy Girl sleeping at footpath, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Street children are the victims of unplanned economic growth, war, poverty, domestic violence and the violence at schools and madrassas, The problem of street children is getting worse in the metropolis as they are fast falling victims to violence, maltreatment and insecurity. The Sindh government has not taken any initiative to control the alarming situation.

Depression is very common among street children and, while talking about the high occurrence of physical, emotional and sexual violence, 66% of the respondents admitted that they self-inflected themselves while 26% denied and 8% didnt give any response. About 85% cut with blades and knives while 15% burn themselves.

It was mentioned that majority of street children are in the age of 13 to 18 years (79.03%) followed by those in the age group of 9 to 12 years (15.22%) and up to 8 years old (5.71%). Most of them belong to Punjabi community followed by Urdu, Pashto, Burmese and Bengalese. The research revealed that majority of street children is either orphans or affectees of broken families.

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6 thoughts on “Street Flowers of Karachi.

  1. This absolutely breaks my heart. A very powerful photo. May I use it in a post with a link to your blog? A child like this is one of the reasons I’m blogging and working in a business that helps such kids. Thank you for your attention to these kids.
    Warmth and peace

    1. Dear Brother Robert These are common scenes In Pakistan All Over and it is bcos of no Proper Income and it is also common because people importantly Gypsy Families are came in to Big cities to get better Job and start begging when they dont get proper income and it is now became a business.
      Anyway it is a big debate.

      Yes you can use it I am also working with an NGO with the name of “A.P E A L” (Academy for Promotion Education and Living) and they are doing extra ordinary work for those families who dont have male member to earn and lead living.

      Thank you so much for appreciating my efforts. Karachi is full of these stories.

      May GOD bless you for this,

      Best regards

      Kazmi

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