FIA nabs 1,011 human traffickers to curb such crimes

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has nabbed 1,011 human traffickers since its countrywide campaign launched to curb such crimes.

Of the total, 290 were proclaimed offenders, 17 Most Wanted Traffickers, 84 court absconders and 620 general arrests.

As per directions of Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, FIA is making all efforts to safeguard rights of the citizens and checking those elements who bring bad name to the country in one way or the other.

A data, showing progress made so far, has revealed on Wednesday that the Agency has arrested 1245 proclaimed offenders in 2015 as compared to 911 arrests the year before.

The Economic Crime Wing of FIA in 2014-15 recovered Rs 2.4 billion whereas these recoveries in 2011-12 were Rs 706 million.

Similarly, the Anti-Corruption Wing in 2014-15 recovered Rs 14.8 billion whereas these recoveries in 2011-12 wereRs 7.1 billion.

Moreover, about the fines imposed by courts in anti-human smuggling cases, the data showed that during 2014-15, an amount of Rs.165.05 million was imposed in various cases.

The data said FIA being the lead Agency has established Special Unit called Anti Trafficking Unit (ATU) at FIA Headquarters to deal all matters relating to human trafficking more effectively.

Sub units of ATU have also been established in all Zonal Directorates of FIA at Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Quetta.