FIA vows swoops on human traffickers, cyber criminals

SIALKOT-The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has tightened its noose around the notorious human traffickers and cyber criminals in Gujranwala Division by utilizing the scientific methods, said FIA Divisional Deputy Director Mufakhar Adeel.
He said that the FIA has also tightened its noose around the corrupt officials in Customs, FBR, Wapda, SNGPL and NADRA. He said that the big corrupt officials in the federal government departments would be arrested very soon.
He pledged to make the Gujranwala region as human trafficking-free region. He said that he will visit the Sialkot International Airport once a week to listen to the problems and complaints of the passengers and people at the airport.
He said that the FIA would soon display the anti-corruption awareness boards at all the important public places and in the offices of the government departments, giving motivation to move to FIA for the redressal of their complaints against corruption and overcoming the menace of human trafficking.
He narrated that the FIA was activating its Cyber Crime Wing at Gujranwala which would handle the cube crime issues/cases at the local level and the complainants would have no need to go to the FIA offices in Lahore for the registration of cyber crime cases. He said that now all the cyber crime related cases would be registered at FIA Gujranwala regional office and would be investigated. All the necessary arrangements have been finalised at FIA Gujranwala for the purpose, he said.
He said that the FIA had recovered Rs140 million from the notorious human traffickers, their agents and sub agents , besides, arresting more than 3,000 accused including two fugitive human traffickers named in FIA’s Red Book, 300 human traffickers, 500 proclaimed offenders (POs) and 1,400 other accused including electricity and gas pilferers on human trafficking and gas and electricity theft charges in the region during the year 2017. He said that the FIA registered more than 1,200 cases or corruption and human trafficking besides presenting their challans before the local courts.
Meanwhile, the Excise and Taxation Department has decided to cancel the manual registration of more than 0.5 million motorcycles, cars and other vehicles in Gujranwala Division, as this old manual record from 1940 to 2007 was getting rust and also being destroyed by the termite.
Earlier, in the first phases, the E&T Department had canceled the manual registration of motorcycles, cars and other vehicles in Gujranwala Division. Now, the E&T Department has announced to ensure the computerised registration of more than 0.5 million motorcycles, auto rickshaws, cars and other private and commercial vehicles after cancelling their manual registration in this region, revealed the senior E&T officials.

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