Liberated, Rescue, Rehabilitation Missions

We Liberated 123 people from slavery

In Past years, we were able to liberate more than 36,000 people from Slavery in Pakistan. However, due to the limited resources, we were not able to rescue a large number of People from Slavery.

But by the grace of God, we liberated 123 people from slavery on March 31st, 2022. This was the first slave rescue mission in 2022.

These people were facing hardships and persecution from the owner of the kiln, who is an influential person and is well associated with the Pakistani political establishment.

One of the biggest dangers facing these families was the forced conversion to Islam. The owner and manager of the kiln were forcing families who could not pay their debts to marry off their daughters to elderly Muslim men and convert to Islam.

These families were not allowed to leave the premises and could not be given any leave, even during illness. And if anyone tried to escape, they were being publicly tortured and reported to the police that he has escaped by stealing. Many such incidents have happened to these people.

They were not even allowed to go out of the church, only one pastor was allowed to come and worship them once a month. The pastor, who visited them almost every month, was constantly asking for help, but no church or institution was willing to help because of the fear of the kiln owner.

On the first week of March, this pastor met with our team member and expalin him about the situation in the Kiln. When our team member visited the kiln, he gathered all the information and found out that the owner of the kiln had now given Christian slaves a deadline to convert to Islam.

After discussing various plans, we finalized a plan which was completely foolproof and there was no risk of getting caught. On the night of 31st March our team rescued all 123 people from the Kiln Slavery and safely moved them to the safe homes in a distance city. Where they were provided new accomodation and Jobs.

By Farrukh Saif

Farrukh Saif is a Pakistani human rights activist based in Germany. He founded his own organization, the Farrukh Saif Foundation (FSF), in 2009 with the goal of supporting marginalized and oppressed minorities in Pakistan who are affected by religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, forced conversions, abductions, rape, and bonded slavery. The main focus of the FSF is on the liberation of bonded laborers, particularly those working in brick kilns in rural areas of Pakistan. In 2018, the FSF merged with the US-based Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved. Throughout his career, Farrukh has been a leading voice for the rights of minorities in Pakistan and has gained international attention for his campaigns against the misuse of blasphemy laws and the belief that asylum is not a crime. In 2014, he played a key role in the release of hundreds of asylum seekers from Thai jails and has worked with his legal team to save numerous victims of strict blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Farrukh has also been invited by the Hungarian government to discuss his work and the issues he addresses. In addition to his work with the FSF, Farrukh has also been involved in various other humanitarian efforts, including providing health care services to internally displaced persons in Khayber Pakhtoon Khawa in 2009 and assisting flood victims in Sindh and Punjab in 2010. He has worked to aid victimized minorities in Pakistan and has a strong track record of successfully advocating for their rights. Farrukh joined forces with Keith Davies in 2018 to co-found the Emergency Committee to Save The Persecuted and Enslaved, and since 2009, they have collectively successfully rescued more than 36000 individuals from slavery and persecution.