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FIA launches drive against human traffickers

By Our crime correspondent
June 09, 2024
The Federal Investigation Agency logo can be seen outside the FIA building in Islamabad. — FIA Website/File
The Federal Investigation Agency logo can be seen outside the FIA building in Islamabad. — FIA Website/File

Rawalpindi: Continuing crackdown against Human Traffickers, the FIA Anti-Human Trafficking Circle Rawalpindi, have arrested six human traffickers, including two women, in a series of raids, a spokesman of the FIA said Saturday.

The arrested individuals are involved in heinous crimes of human trafficking and visa fraud.

Aizaz Ahmed, Yasrab Tufail, Sohail, Bilal Saleem, and two female suspects are among the arrested accused. The suspects swindled millions of rupees from citizens by promising them overseas employment, the FIA said adding that they were arrested from various areas in Rawalpindi.

Aizaz Ahmed took 12 million rupees from a citizen under the pretense of securing employment in the UK, Yasrab Tufail and Sohail have two cases and multiple inquiries registered against them. They duped citizens by promising jobs in Dubai and took millions of rupees, while, Bilal Saleem is wanted in four cases.

He extorted 1.7 million rupees from people under the guise of providing employment in Dubai and Malaysia. The two arrested female suspects also had multiple cases related to visa fraud. After collecting money, the suspects went into hiding. The suspects have been arrested, and investigations have begun, FIA concluded.

Retraction

This concerns the news story, ‘Ex-wife leads assault on expat at Islamabad Airport’, published in The News on June 5. The paper would like to clarify that the information was based on an initial report from the Airport Security Force. The News acknowledges the oversight of not including Ms Anam Sana’s perspective, leading to an unfair depiction. The story stands withdrawn, with the sincerest apologies to Ms Sana — Editor