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Agony of Pakistani women enslaved by Dubai sex trade

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FAISALABAD (PAKISTAN) - Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, she was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape. 

Sisters Zunera (L) and Shaista, who were trapped in the sex trafficking trade by a neighbour and held hostage in a brothel in Dubai, speak during an interview with AFP in Faisalabad on May 8, 2014

Pakistan has long been an important source of cheap labour for the Gulf state, particularly its booming construction sector.

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