Earth is their bed

On January 13th 2011, a program was being shown on TV in Pakistan with a journalist interviewing brothers who take refuge in the 'markaz' (shopping district) of F-8 one of the most affluent areas in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital city. They are day laborers who have come from Northern parts of Pakistan like Swabi, to find work in Islamabad. None of them can afford any kind of housing so they have the earth as their bed and the sky as their roof. Only when it rains are they allowed to take shelter in the open corridors of the shopping areas.

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