Monday, October 3, 2011

UN Report Regarding Pakistan In Human Trafficking Baseless, Senate Told

The Senate was told recently that Government of Pakistan has rejected the report of the United Nations regarding Pakistan not doing enough to stop human smuggling. State Interior Minister Zafar Iqbal Warraich told Senate on Wednesday that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Interior Ministry has taken meaningful steps to stop human trafficking in the country and the government has strongly rejected the UN report in this regard. … Zafar Iqbal Warraich further said that the report of the United Nations regarding Pakistan for not doing enough to stop human trafficking is baseless. He said Pakistan has taken all steps to stop human smuggling due to which reservations of British and US in this regard has been removed. Meanwhile, Federal Health Minister Nasser Khan told the Upper House a particular lobby is working against Pakistan and several Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and European Countries are trying to defame Pakistan.


  1. The terms 'smuggling' and 'trafficking' are used interchangeably above. The two issues are quite distinct, smuggling referring to voluntary submission to be transported abroad whereas trafficked victims are coerced or forced. My research found that Pakistan also conflate the issue bu there should be more effort to separate them.

  2. If you're interested in humna trafficking in Pakistan, I invite you to read my report 'Laws and Lacunas: Human Trafficking in Pakistan' at


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