Greece boat tragedy: FIA nabs key human smuggler in Sheikhupura

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KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials claimed to have arrested an alleged human smuggler in Sheikhupura, ARY News reported on Monday.

As per details, the arrested accused identified as Waris Ali was involved in human smuggling by tricking innocent people into employment in Italy against Rs 2 million.

In response to the report of the Libya and Greece boat accident, earlier the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) blacklisted 87 officers across the country from being posted in the immigration department.

According to directives issued by the FIA, officials and officers from constable to assistant director level were blacklisted to be posted in the immigration and anti-human trafficking cell across Pakistan.

The officers and personnel mentioned in FIA s blacklist and ban list were included following a formal inquiry.

Among these directives, 13 officers from the Karachi zone and 2 officers from FIA Sukkur have been included in the blacklisting orders.

Meanwhile, the other officials belongs to different cities across the country including Gujranwala, Peshawar, Kohat, Multan, Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad and Balochistan.

Read more: Greece boat disaster: FIA arrests ringleader of human trafficking

It is pertinent to mention here that, Mohsin Naqvi summoned a report of Greece, and Libya boat incidents.

According to the details, Mohsin Naqvi asked the Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a report of the investigation proceedings so far.

The Federal Interior Minister said that those who are involved in crimes related to human trafficking deserve no concession.

He maintained that the real culprits of the boat accidents must be dealt with iron hands, as criminals of human trafficking must be jailed for their wrongdoings.

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