ISLAMABAD: 10 ‘detained’ juvenile bonded workers were produced by the Islamabad district administration on Friday and before the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
The children were recovered from the jurisdiction of Noon police station, according to the police.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah had requested the chief commissioner a day earlier to appear in person if the juvenile had not been recovered within 48 hours.
The petition demanding the recovery of juveniles employed in the brick kiln was heard by Justice Minallah.
The chief justice noted that if the arrest of a high-profile elected figure were to be the case, the police reaction would be different.
On Thursday, Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat told the IHC that 10 juvenile workers working in a brick kiln had been moved away until the site was raided by a team from the district administration and police.
In her petition, Manzoora Bibi claimed that the owner of a brick company in Haji Camp Lane, Islamabad, had unlawfully detained children under eight years of age as bonded labourers.
The police informed the court that the minors were hired as employees by the owners of the brick kiln.
The court was informed that the owners relocated the kids to a hidden location after the petition was transferred and the district government searched the brick kiln.
The juveniles were rescued after the owner was taken into custody, according to the police, and then he revealed their location.