The Federal Investigation Agency has detected some 115 cyber crime networks that are fleecing youth by showing them dreams of bright future and developing friendship with well-off internet and mobile users.

These networks have already completed the advanced hacking courses as well, said senior FIA officials. They added that female members of the networks had been playing a pivotal role in the business by developing friendship with well-off people through mobile phones or internet. Such cases in a big number have been reported in Gujranwala region’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts. The female members have deprived the victims’ of their life savings through the fraudulent friendships.

The agency has also compiled a data by taking the help of the cellular companies and internet and it has confirmed that 115 cyber crime gangs were active in the region. They have swindled millions of rupees from the people through fraud by misusing the information technology.

They also loot the youth by offering fake jobs related to computer, internet, social media and information technology in the region. The officials said that there is law against the cyber crimes in the country and the special teams would soon start legal action against these gangs. Notably, a gang of the swindlers is very active in the society and its female and male members are used to sell surf products by offering them the commercial and residential plots. They have swindled millions of rupees from more than 300 people in the region.

DAY OBSERVED: An organization observed the World Day against Child Labour at different schools being run under Education Voucher Scheme of Punjab Education Foundation.

The children participated in various programmes including speech competitions, tableau, patriotic songs and quiz programmes etc. More than 300 children and their teachers participated in the event.

Meanwhile, several NGOs took out walks in various parts of Sialkot district to mark the day. They were carrying banners and placards showing slogans against child labour.

Addressing the participants, the speakers renewed the pledge to make efforts to protect the rights of children. They highlighted the importance of education and hazardous of child labour. They also shared the success story of elimination of child labour from soccer ball industry of Sialkot, and praised the Sialkot business community’s role for protecting the rights of children and opening the doors of education for them.

Nullah Dek to get dykes before floods: The Punjab government has approved a plan of establishing a five-kilometer protective dyke along the Nullah Dek from village Chahoor-Pasrur to Jastiwala at a cost of Rs50 million to save hundreds of nearby villages from the recurring flood threats.

Chief Engineer Irrigation Muhabbat Khan disclosed this while talking to newsmen here after visiting the site near Pasrur-Sialkot. He said that the project would be completed on emergency basis before the start of coming flood season to save hundreds of villages from the flood disasters.

Work at the project has started under the supervision of the administrations of Sialkot and Narowal districts. He revealed that the Punjab Irrigation Department had also chalked out a plan to establish a 200-KMs protective dyke along the nullah to the River Ravi. The project will cost Rs6 billion and the proposal had been sent to the Punjab government for its approval.

He said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had released a special grant of Rs50 million to save the fertile lands from erosion in nullah Dek during flood seasons and to rehabilitate its actual passageway, which passes through Sialkot and Narowal districts.