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FIA offloads eight trying to travel abroad on fake visas from Sialkot Airport

FIA offloads eight trying to travel abroad on fake visas from Sialkot Airport

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) offloaded eight accused while trying to travel abroad on fake visas and travelling documents from the Sialkot International Airport on Tuesday.

Khalid Anees (FIA Divisional Deputy Director) told Customs Today that the FIA officials intercepted an accused Muhammad Usman for having fake visa documents who was trying to travel to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, via Dubai from the Sialkot International Airport through airline Air Arabia’s flight G-9552.

Later, the accused told the FIA officials that seven more accused passengers Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Idrees, Zeeshan Khalid, Asrar Aziz, Muazzam Maqsud, Irfan Anwar and Shahzaib Tariq were also travelling along with him to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, via Dubai through the flight he is travelling.

The FIA officials offloaded these accused passengers from the aircraft and detained them.

Khalid Anees (FIA Divisional Deputy Director) told CT that accused agent /carrier had taken Rs0.8million from Muhammad Usman, Rs0.2million from Muhammad Idrees, Rs0.2million from Zeeshan Khalid while the rest of the accused were supposed to pay him their promised amounts (About Rs.1million each) after reaching their destinations in Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Portugal.

He said accused agent Nadeem Akbar had booked these seven accused against Rs0.8million each. The FIA has also recovered a large number of fake visa stamps and fake visa residential permits of various European countries from the possession of the accused.

The FIA has sent the accused behind the bars after registering separate cases against them. The FIA has also arrested a notorious human trafficker accused Muhammad Munir Butt from Amreekpur-Sambrial after raiding his Dera there. The FIA recovered several Pakistani passports from him as well.