ISLAMABAD (APP) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the concerned quarters to expedite the distribution of cheque as compensation among the children, formerly used as camel jockeys in United Arab Emirates. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday issued the directive in a suo moto case. Joint Secretary Interior Shabbir informed the court that a cabinet committee had been formed to deal with the issue but its meeting was yet to be convened. He said around 810 cheques of US $ 1000 each were lying with the Interior Ministry for the last one year. He said the committee comprised of ministers for Interior, Overseas Pakistanis and Law. The chief justice asked him to raise the issue with the Interior minister and solve the matter immediately. The court later adjourned the hearing for July 16. Chief Justice Iftikhar had taken the notice at the application of Tahir Ali. During the last hearing, the additional secretary Ministry of Interior had told the three-member bench that 85 people involved in the trade were arrested out of which 25 had been convicted while 61 others who were granted bails had absconded. He said they had received an amount of $1,135,200 as compensation money for distribution onward among the parents of the children. The Interior Ministry official said about 810 cases had been reported since 2005 and as many cheques were given to the Child Protection and Welfare Bureau Punjab, adding that according to their findings, poverty was the main cause while almost all the victims belonged to Southern Punjab. A representative of Save the Children had told the court that the inhuman child trafficking was continuing in Rahimyar Khan since 1970, as a result of which about 2,000 children were missing. According to him, the children used as jockeys have to face physical hardships as they are given electric shock therapy several times a day to reduce their weights, as the kids with lesser weight are ideal for jockeys, but even they are dipped into water.