GUJRANWALA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has got cancelled the computerized national identity cards (CNICs) and passports of 600 fugitive human traffickers/proclaimed offenders (POs) with the help of Nadra in Gujranwala Division.
According to the senior FIA officials, the FIA has also got the bank accounts of the 600 POs frozen in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts. The FIA is also trying to get their properties confiscated with the help of the Revenue Department and the relevant courts.
The senior officials added that these accused POs would soon be arrested by the FIA with the help of Interpol. The FIA has also provided the complete data of these fugitive human traffickers at all the airports in Pakistan.
The senior FIA officials added that the dozens of the human traffickers have already escaped abroad while most of these POs were living in various parts of Pakistan with new getups and new names. They were still busy in human trafficking by sending the innocent people abroad illegally after getting big amounts from them, besides, earning bad name and impression for Pakistan.
The officials revealed that the FIA has tightened its noose around these accused for curbing the menace of human trafficking by the human traffickers and their local agents and sub agents as well in this region.
The FIA teams as a result of a crackdown have arrested nine more alleged human traffickers from different cities.
FIA Deputy Director Mufakhir Adeel said that inspector Zahid Farooq and Mohsin Waheed along with teams conducted raids at Sialkot, Hafizabad and Gujranwala and arrested the nine accused including Salamat Khan, Atif Iqbal, Salman Qayyum, Kashif Ali, Zaigham Ahsan, Shahrukh, Saqib Hameed, Ihalimd Hussain and Salman Asalm.
All the accused were involved in sending people abroad illegally and they were wanted by the FIA in various cases.