On Friday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued the ‘Red Book’ of proclaimed 100 offenders as most wanted in human trafficking crime, included five most wanted women criminals.
FIA has named 43 proclaimed offenders wanted in human smuggling offense from Punjab and the names of three human traffickers added in last year’s list of 28 proclaimed offenders from Islamabad, the agency said.
The red book also carrying 12 names of human smugglers from Sindh and two from Balochistan, FIA sources said.
In the year 2018, the list of traffickers was comprised 93 most wanted smugglers and only 19 from them were arrested, the FIA disclosed.
It is worth to mention here that in a recently held seminar over the issue disclosed that women and girls were disproportionately impacted by human trafficking problem, and according to global estimates women and girls constituted up to 80 percent of people trafficked globally and more than 60 percent of victims of trafficked belonged to Asia.
The seminar titled “Together to combat trafficking of women and girls” was organized by UN Women Pakistan, in collaboration with the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW).
FIA representattive informed the participants that Pakistani women were not only being trafficked from poverty-stricken areas of southern Punjab and Balochistan, but also from major cities such as Karachi, Lahore, and Faisalabad.
He said that recently some young Pakistani women were also trafficked to China on the pretext of marriage.
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