Child Beggars in Islamabad, Pakistan

Media reports state that organized child beggars in Islamabad, Pakistan earn between $1.88 to $2.36 (200 to 250 Pakistani Rupees). At the end of the day, all money earned by the children are turned over to the ring leader.

Criminal justice officials state that many of the children are recruited, trained, and relocated to popular locations. The children often use illegal drugs such as cocaine and marijuana in order to become dependent to the ring leader.

(Income and cash from illegal jobs on the underground economy.)

Source:  “Beggar mafia fast spreading its activities,” The News International, October 20, 2013.