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Fourteen-year-old Haroon knows that his mother goes to men's houses or hotels to have sex for money as often as seven times a week. Haroon also knows that when he leaves their tiny two-room apartment during the day that his mother will sometimes bring men into the airless bedroom darkened with tattered curtains where at night he sleeps with her and his 6-year-old brother, Sohraab, who's still too young to understand. It's Haroon, Laila said, who will help her quit prostitution by earning enough money to pay for the apartment's monthly rent and buy food for her and Sohraab.
But it may take a while. It's quiet inside Laila's dingy apartment. She sits cradling Sohraab, whose father she cannot name, on threadbare carpets next to two other Afghani prostitutes and a pimp, who the women call their "dealer. Widowed late in Afghanistan's war with the Soviets, Laila said she began slowly selling her household belongings to make money after her husband was gone. She sold everything, she said. When nothing was left she took what little money she had and paid a smuggler to get her across the border to Peshawar, where she stayed briefly before finding a job as a housekeeper in Islamabad for a wealthy Saudi Arabian family.
That lasted for about a year and a half, Laila said, but the family moved away and left her out of work. That's when one of the other maids in the house suggested she try being a call girl. None of Moriah's five children know that she slips out of the house about once every two weeks to have sex for extra money. Neither does her husband. Moriah said she left Mazar-i-Sharif with her family about four years ago, after Taliban forces murdered her father-in-law.
Her husband manages to eke out a living selling vegetables from a cart in Rawalpindi. But the income is rarely enough. So about two and a half years ago Moriah went to work as a call girl in secret to make ends meet. She says she gets most of her customers from Laila, who sends clients to Moriah and other part-time prostitutes when they start asking for new women after being with her. A law by Pakistan's third military ruler Gen. Zia ul Haq declared extra-marital sex illegal in Pakistan, with punishments ranging from a jail time to stoning to death.
Unlike Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, Pakistan does not conduct public stonings, despite the law. Prostitutes caught and convicted usually face jail terms of up to three years. But male family members in this conservative Muslim society are likely to doll out swifter and harsher punishments of beatings and even death as a matter of family honor if faced with an unfaithful wife or promiscuous female relative. Moriah's neighbor Farzana, 30, probably doesn't have to worry about her husband killing her if he finds out that she is doing the same thing as Moriah.