By Ali Raza
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The FIA Immigration officials said the deportees were deported back to the country by the Turkish immigration authorities through a special flight of PIA. The officials said majority of the deportees belonged to
The officials said the deportees wanted to enter Europe through
The FIA investigators claimed that most of the deportees were aged between 18 to 28. They said all the deportees were handed over to the FIA’s Passport cell for further investigation. Muhammad Qasim, one of the deportees, told that most of the people paid around Rs 0.6 to 0.7 million to the human traffickers to take them to
Senior FIA officials said gangs were continuously sending people to
The officials said the rackets were sending innocent people to Europe using land routes of
A senior FIA official said the rackets used to allure the jobless youth by offering a bright future in
The traffickers managed to arrange genuine visas of
One of the deportees Mohammad Akram said he met a large number of Pakistani youth who were struck up in Cyprus because they did not have any travelling documents and could not come back home. He said the youth also avoided going to police, because in that case they would be arrested.
He said in the past, a number of youths lost their lives when Greek and Turkish forces opened fire on them while trying to cross the border. Many such incidents took place in the past where victims were shot dead and their bodies remained there for days.
Another senior FIA official, revealing about the setup of different rackets, said agents working in
“The most difficult aspect of investigating the crime was identification of the culprits because families of the persons did not complain unless their beloved were either deported or faced some problem abroad,” he said.
The FIA DG said the FIA was working against the human traffickers and several gangs had already been smashed and various notorious human traffickers arrested. He said there was a need of creating awareness among the masses so that the people should start discouraging the agents, besides adopting a legal way for going abroad, he concluded.