In Pakistan, the government shut down brick kilns in the Punjab province to curb the smog that arrives at the start of winter. The intentions seemed good, but the victims of the policy were the brick kiln workers themselves, already steeped in poverty.
Was the policy effective? Was it just for show? Why the Punjab government did not think of asking the cement industry to halt its processes? And most importantly, what happened to the brick kiln workers?
Our small grants winner, Maham Javaid, visits Kasur, a city located to the south of Lahore, to find out