Elan’s Khadija Shah accused of Locking Up Hundreds of Workers
In a viral video, a man claims that he is being exploited along with 144 other laborers as the designer refuses to let them leave the warehouse.
A video of a man where he is claiming he has been held captive by famous Pakistani designer Khadijah Shah in her warehouse for the last six days has surfaced on social media.
According to the man in the video, Khadijah Shah, the Founder and Creative Director of Pakistan’s leading clothing brand Elan, has not paid him for two months. He further stated that she refused to let him leave the warehouse where business operations take place.
This poor boy is pleading for his co-workers’ lives after being tortured and locked up by a famous designer Khadija Shah and Rehan Bashir in her warehouse for the last six days. “When we asked for our money, she locked us up and tortured us.@khadijah_shah pic.twitter.com/7PDwYZmdEQ
— Rai Saqib KharaL (@iRaiSaqib) July 1, 2020
In an appeal to the Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, and Prime Minister Imran Khan, the man said that he has been kept in Shah’s warehouse against his will.
The worker added that he is being exploited along with 144 other laborers as the designer refuses to let them leave the warehouse.
“I worked for the Elan Lawn 2020 project. The management asked to bring in extra labor to which I obliged. However, when I asked for payment, my team and I were confined here,” he said.
However, Shah was quick to take to Instagram, denying the allegations. She said that the man had stolen from her and was now seeking revenge for being fired.
She added that the man in the video was responsible for stealing over 7,000 pieces from their latest lawn collection. Khadijah stated that she only found about the pieces after the brand received numerous complaints from customers about missing items from their orders.
However, no such claims of customers’ not receiving orders have been seen on the brand’s social media pages.
The designer also claimed that releasing the video on social media was the worker’s way of blackmailing the brand.
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