Javid Eqbal toiled in Bahrain to earn his family's living, only to be attacked with swords by alleged Shiite protesters who loathed Pakistanis for being the foot soldiers of the security forces.
Living in fear of being targeted again, all he wants now is to get his passport back from his local sponsor and to go home, after at least one Pakistani was killed last week.
This violence is the repercussion of the presence the many Pakistanis that serve in the Bahraini police.
Malik Fiaz, a member of the community said, "The problem is that Pakistani policemen are put on the front lines' of riot police in clashes with Shiite demonstrators."
"This is not their own choice. This is their job. They have to obey orders," he said.