LHC orders release of 14 kiln workers


Lahore—The Lahore High Court on Monday ordered release of 14 kiln workers including three women and six children, who were recovered from a Gujranawala kiln. Justice Abdul Sami Khan passed these orders while hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by a relative of the workers, for their production and release. Earlier, a bailiff produced the kiln workers be-fore the court after recovering them from custody of brick kiln owner. The bailiff reported that the workers had been detained by the kiln owner. The petitioner through his petition alleged that the respondent owner was extracting forced labour from the workers and they were not being paid in accordance with market rates. He prayed the court to issue orders for their production and release.—APP