SIALKOT-The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to seek cooperation from Interpol for the arrest of 35 human traffickers who have been declared proclaimed offenders as they are living abroad now.

FIA Divisional Deputy Director Khalid Anees said that the FIA had also chalked out an effective strategy to ensure early arrest of the human traffickers wanted in different cases. He said the complete data of these human traffickers have also been given to the concerned authorities deputed at all the airports in Pakistan.

He said that the FIA had also included the names of 90 human traffickers in FIA’s Red Book, adding that these accused belonged to Gujranwala Division’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts.

He said that the accused had been running the black business of illegally sending people abroad especially to European, South African, Latin American and Middle East and the Gulf states. He said that FIA has tightened its circles around the human traffickers and their agents.

On the other side, FIA took six Pakistanis deported from Greece upon their arrival at Sialkot international airport.

Khalid Anees said that the FIA took Salman, Nasir, Akram, Zeeshan, Khurram and Tanveer upon their arrival at Sialkot international airport here after being deported from Greece. He said that some accused human traffickers has sent these six accused to Greece illegally after getting big amounts from them. FIA has sent the accused behind bars.

GRANT RELEASED: The Punjab government has released a special grant of Rs1.86 billion for the early establishment of 1,241 additional classrooms in all the government primary schools in Sialkot.

Sialkot DCO Dr Asif Tufail disclosed this while presiding over an important meeting of the district heads of the nation-building departments held at the DCO Office.

He said that work has been started on the project under Punjab Chief Minister’s Schools Development Programme and the project would be completed before the end of the running fiscal year.