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    Children rescued in Pakistan seminary raid

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Pakistani police who raided an Islamic seminary where parents paid for their children to be treated for drug addiction have uncovered dozens of young people held in chains in a dirty basement.

    Police involved in the Monday night rescue, which reportedly came after a tip-off, said an administrator at the seminary was arrested during the raid.

    The parents of 53 young inmates at the seminary in Karachi paid to have their children treated with a regimen of Islamic instruction and worship.

    Zein Basravi reports.