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Karachi maid steals over Rs5m worth of local, foreign currency

She had been working for them for 30 years

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July 6, 2019


Teenage domestic worker drowns in swimming pool

House owner says she drowned in a swimming pool

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April 22, 2019


Domestic worker arrested in Islamabad after stealing Rs25 million from her employers

The police have recovered around Rs20 million

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March 15, 2019


Punjab to impose ban on employment of domestic workers under 15 years, LHC told

Court orders government to decide on their salaries too

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December 20, 2018


Kuwaiti woman arrested over filming maid attempting suicide

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying to rescue her, media and a rights group said Friday. The Kuwaiti woman filmed her maid land on a metal awning and survive, then posted the incident on social media,…

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April 1, 2017


Judge records statement, rejects allegation of torture on maid

ISLAMABAD: A serving judge recorded his statement in Islamabad High Court (IHC) after a 10-year-old maid accused his family of torturing her. The case was highlighted by Samaa yesterday after the victim, Tayyaba, claimed befreo a judicial magistrate that she was beaten up by the judge’s family members after a broom in the house went…

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December 30, 2016


NGOs react to maid torture in Islamabad

NGOs and human right organizations have condemned alleged torture on a 10-year-old maid by a serving judge’s family in Islamabad. Watch this video…

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December 30, 2016


Minor maid runs from house after alleged torture

LAHORE: A torture victim, an eight-year housemaid allegedly broke free from a house located in Lahore’s Defence-B and landed in police custody, SAMAA reported on Wednesday. The minor girl, Kausar, a resident of Sahiwal, fled Alfalah Town and reached bus-stop. The Gulberg police shifted the small house servant into the custody of Child Protection Bureau….

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July 28, 2015


Body of teenage maid found in Lahore house

LAHORE: A dead body of 15-year-old girl was found in a house located in Shadbagh area of Lahore, police said. According to the police, the deceased was identified as Amna, who used to work as a maid in residence of a man named Bashir in Shadbagh area. Police expressed suspicion that the maid committed suicide…

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July 20, 2015


Couple arrested for torturing maid in Lahore

LAHORE: Police on Wednesday arrested a couple on charges of torturing their teen aged housemaid. According to the police, Kaleem and his wife said that they tortured her as she had stolen money from their house. It is to be mentioned here that Child Protection Bureau had recovered the girl from the house in tortured…

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January 28, 2015


'Tortured' Indonesian maid listed on Time's top 100

HONG KONG: Time magazine has named an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer as one of the world's 100 most influential people, shining a spotlight on the city's treatment of its migrant workers. Erwiana Sulistyaningsih reportedly suffered months of abuse in a case which has renewed concern over the treatment of domestic…

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April 25, 2014


No sick leave, $1 per hour for maid in US-India row – court papers

NEW DELHI: An Indian diplomat accused of visa fraud and lying about underpaying her maid coached the nanny to mislead U.S. officials, confiscated her passport and made her work 100-hour, seven-day weeks, according to a U.S. grand jury indictment.Devyani Khobragade, who was India's deputy consul-general in New York, was effectively expelled from the United States…

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January 10, 2014


Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing maid who was 'forced to wear diaper'

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong couple were jailed on Wednesday for torturing, beating and abusing their Indonesian maid, who said they once dressed her in a diaper and tied her to a chair for five days while they went on holiday.Tai Chi-wai, 42, an electric appliance salesman, was jailed for three years and three months…

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September 18, 2013


UN chief dismayed by Saudi beheading of Sri Lanka maid

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed dismay on Friday at the execution of a Sri Lankan housemaid in Saudi Arabia over the death of an infant in her care.Rizana Nafeek was beheaded in the town of Dawadmy, near the capital Riyadh, on Wednesday morning after being sentenced to death in 2007. She was accused…

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January 12, 2013


Ex-IMF chief, NYC hotel maid settle sexual assault lawsuit

NEW YORK: Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief of sexual assault on Monday settled her civil lawsuit against him for an undisclosed sum, ending one chapter of a scandal that cost him his job and a chance to become president of France.At a brief hearing…

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December 11, 2012


Strauss-Kahn, hotel maid agree to settle lawsuit

NEW YORK: Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel maid who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him.In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a…

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December 10, 2012


Indian couple arrested after locking up child maid

NEW DELHI: Indian police arrested a doctor couple on Wednesday who allegedly locked up their 13-year-old maid while they went on holiday in a case that has spotlighted abuse of under-age domestic servants. Police say the affluent couple, both medical doctors with thriving practices, locked the child in their flat in New Delhi last month…

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April 4, 2012


Bollywood star Ahuja bailed over maid rape

MUMBAI: A court in the Indian city of Mumbai on Wednesday granted bail to Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja who is appealing against a conviction for raping his maid.The Bombay High Court ordered the release of Ahuja, star of several films including “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi” (A Thousand Desires), “Gangster” and “Life in a Metro”, who was…

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April 27, 2011


Young maid raped, killed in PML-Q’s ex-city nazim’s house in Gujranwala

Staff ReportGUJRANWALA: A young maid allegedly has been killed after rape in the house of an ex-city nazim of Pakistan Muslim League-Quide (PML-Q) in Gujranwala on Sunday.According to details, a nineteen-year old young girl of Sheikhupura was serving as a maid in the house of PML-Q’s ex city nazim, Babu Jawed, in Gujranwala.Earlier today allegedly…

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March 27, 2011


Nail torture' shows maid abuse in Mideast : HRW

NEWYORK: Human Rights Watch Tuesday urged Middle Eastern states to protect migrant workers after two Sri Lankan maids returned from the region with shocking stories of torture by their employers. The New York-based rights group said accusations by three Sri Lankan maids that they were forced to swallow nails or had nails driven into their…

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November 15, 2010


Sri Lanka appeal over death-row maid in Saudi Arabia

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has appealed for the king of Saudi Arabia to spare the life of a Sri Lankan housemaid convicted of killing an infant, his office said Tuesday. Rizana Nafeek, who was working in the Middle Eastern country, was found guilty of killing a four-month-old baby boy in her care in…

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October 26, 2010

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