08 Sep ‘Pakistan’s Hidden Shame’: The director speaks (Dawn)

mo_posters_thumb_pakistanshame“Now that we have completed this film, I can say unequivocally that this is by far the most emotionally trying film I have made

“The first time I sold my body was when I was eight years old,” Naeem says matter-of factly.

Naeem is now 13, a runaway kid and a veteran of the streets of Peshawar, one of Pakistan’s most dangerous cities. He has been a child prostitute since he was eight and a drug addict since he was nine.

The first time he sold his body was when his junkie elder brother kicked him out of the house and told him not to return without earning some money…”

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