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  • Human trafficking on the rise as unemployment bites

    Human trafficking on the rise as unemployment bites

    LAHORE: Spurred by the twin crises of rising inflation and unemployment, a large number of Pakistanis are crossing borders through illegal channels, often falling prey to a thriving racket of smugglers exploiting their poverty. For many people fleeing poverty, getting across the borders requires them to pay huge sums and even their lives, with transnational […]


  • FIA registers case against human traffickers

    FIA registers case against human traffickers

    KARACHI: The FIA Anti-Human Trafficking Circle, Karachi, has registered a case against human traffickers, including two Iranian nationals, Ahmed Baloch and Jassim Baloch, both holding Pakistani passports and identity cards. According to details, agents were allegedly in close contact with immigration officials for the clearance and safe exit of the accused. Agent Akbar Ali falsified […]


  • LHC condemns treatment of women as saleable ‘objects’ and continued trafficking

    LHC condemns treatment of women as saleable ‘objects’ and continued trafficking

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday rued and condemned the current treatment of women as “objects” and saleable “commodities” in society as well as their continued trafficking despite laws against it. LHC Justice Muhammad Shan Gul made the observations in a written judgement, available with Dawn.com, pertaining to a case related to the recovery of […]


  • Pakistan’s human trafficking rating improves as US takes it off ‘watchlist’

    Pakistan’s human trafficking rating improves as US takes it off ‘watchlist’

    WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Tuesday released its 2022 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report that declared Pakistan remains on Tier 2, however, was upgraded in status by being taken off the “watchlist”. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken launched the report at a ceremony at the State Department. TIP calls for action against domestic […]


  • Pakistan removed from child soldiers list

    Pakistan removed from child soldiers list

    WASHINGTON: The United States has also removed Pakistan from a list of countries that allow the recruitment of child soldiers. On Tuesday, the US State Department upgraded Pakistan on another list of states that do not take adequate steps to curb human trafficking — removing it from a watch list of potential violators. Pakistan was […]


  • Menace Of Illegal Immigration

    Menace Of Illegal Immigration

    Illegal emigration from Pakistan to European countries has assumed a regular significant phenomenon.According to estimates by the concerned authorities, some 30,000 to 40,000 people from Pakistan attempt illegal passage to Europe via Iran and Turkey every year by adopting illegal ways including unauthorised routes, fake documents and sometimes even without documents and more than often […]


  • Pakistan, Türkiye agreed for coordination to stop human trafficking

    Pakistan, Türkiye agreed for coordination to stop human trafficking

    Pakistan and Türkiye Thursday agreed to improve coordination in preventing illegal immigration and human trafficking from Pakistan to Türkiye and taking action against those involved in such heinous act. Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah held a conference call with his Turkish counterpart Suleyman Soylu. They discussed the matter to further boost the relations between the two […]


  • DG FIA underscores urgent need to modernize national laws, enforcement

    DG FIA underscores urgent need to modernize national laws, enforcement

    National criminal laws and enforcement practices were needed to be modernized in line with global standards, said Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General (DG) Muhammad Tahir Rai while speaking at an FIA-organized ceremony at the Agency headquarters in Islamabad on Friday. According to a press release issued here, the ceremony was organized to mark the […]


  • FIA arrests 12 men trying to travel abroad on fake visa

    FIA arrests 12 men trying to travel abroad on fake visa

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday arrested 12 men from the Jinnah International Airport Karachi for trying to travel abroad using fake visas. According to FIA sources, the FIA Immigration cell arrested 12 people in multiple operations in May for travelling on fake visas. The accused were offloaded from the planes and arrested at […]


  • Human Trafficking: New Trends by Huzaima Bukhari

    Human Trafficking: New Trends by Huzaima Bukhari

    12 June is observed as Child Labour Day and the United Nations laid down the 2022 theme as; “Universal social protection to end child labour” which envisages increased investment in social protection schemes to create strong foundations to prevent children from being forced to labour. Interestingly, despite 12 June the recurring year after year, according […]


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