As many as 11,000 people have submitted petitions with the local courts in Gujranwala during the current year for registration of cases against human traffickers.
According to courts’ officials, the courts had ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Gujranwala deputy director to hold inquiries and register cases against the accused human traffickers, their agents and sub agents by taking stern legal action on as many as 10,000 applications out of a total 11,000 applications submitted before the local courts against the larger scale human trafficking in Gujranwala division’s all six districts.
Several victims, deported back to Pakistan from different, European, Asian, African, Middle East countries and Gulf States, alleged that the FIA was still reluctant to register cases on their applications against human traffickers and their agents. They said the FIA had failed to bring human traffickers to task, which had been running their well-organised gangs in the various parts of this region.
The local courts have expressed dismay and grave concern over the poor performance of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Gujranwala. They have also sought the detailed explanations from local FIA officials, as they were unable to register cases on 10,000 different applications forwarded by the courts despite the passage of ten months.
Local FIA officials however told the local courts that the applicants had not yet submitted their applications before the FIA for registration of cases against human traffickers.