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Type of document: News
Topic: Actions/initiatives/projects
Geographic descriptors: Pakistan
Language: English
Source: in.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2007-02-19T051526Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-288255-1.xml&archived=False
Date of publication: 19 February 2007
Abstract: RAHIM YAR KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Hameed Moosa is lame. Nasir Hussain's face is disfigured by burns. But the scars these two young Pakistani boys bear from their time as camel jockeys in the Gulf are more than physical as they struggle to adjust to life back home with families who can barely afford to care for them. Moosa, 15, was six when he began racing camels in the Gulf. His career ended at the age of 13 when he was permanently injured from a thrashing he received after losing a race. A chunk of his thigh had to be cut away after a wound from the beating became gangrenous. "The pain is always with me," Moosa said.

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