Maroof informed PTI, “He is anxious to go home and be reunited with his family. She currently lives in Karachi with her stepson. Hamidi said over the phone that she had not seen her child and family for 20 years and wanted to hug them. She said, ‘I was able to talk to my daughter and her daughters over video call, but I want to meet them in person.’
Sent to Karachi by promising Dubai
Hamidi used to work as a cook in Qatar and in 2002 a job agent in Mumbai promised her a job in Dubai. The agent defrauded them and sent them to Karachi. From Karachi, he was taken to Hyderabad in Pakistan’s Sindh province, where he was confined for three months. After her release, she married a Pakistani widower, who also had a son. According to Maroof, the Pakistani husband of the Indian woman had passed away three years ago. He came to Karachi from Hyderabad 14 years ago.
youtube opened the way for help
He said, ‘I knew there was a problem with this woman because she always looked worried. When he narrated his story to me, I decided to help him by posting his video and story on YouTube, from where fortunately an Indian journalist named Khalfan Sheikh saw it and contacted me. Maroof also helped some Bangladeshi women who were illegally brought to Pakistan through her social media account.
still remember the names of the children
He said women like Hamidi are illiterate and financially poor and it becomes difficult for them to find work in Pakistan. Maroof said, ‘She simply accepts it as her fate and goes on living as it is, but Hamidi wanted to be reunited with her family. He remembered his Mumbai address and also the names of his kids and when we arranged a video call with his daughter Yasmin Shaikh it was a very emotional moment for all of us.’
Contact lost after agent’s bluff
Hamidi regularly spoke to her family over the phone during her stay in Qatar and Riyadh, but lost contact with her family after being framed by an agent as she was locked in a room and had no money. Were. Hamidi’s daughter Yasmin said her mother used to call her regularly when she lived abroad.
After leaving Hamidi’s home in 2002, the family waited months for phone calls and finally contacted the agent who had arranged for (Hamidi’s) visit. Yasmin said, ‘She told us that our mother is fine and does not want to talk to us. We kept going again and again to ask questions about our mother, and then she (agent) suddenly disappeared.