Islamabad: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in cooperation with International Center for The Migration Policy Development Department organized a bike ride in Islamabad with aim of creating awareness of crime of human trafficking, including bonded labor.
event was part of Commemoration of Anti-Trafficking Day in Islamabad like rest of country and world over on Saturday, Representative for FIA said. Representatives of FIA, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, foreign missions and ICMPD attended in bike ride. Over 45 people participated in a rally that started at the FIA headquarters and ended on Trail V of Margalla Hills.
Ms. Liz Rosenholm, Ambassador of Denmark in Pakistan attended the event as special the guest.
Addressing the participants, Immigration Wing Additional Director General Ashraf Zubair Siddiqi said that the fight against human trafficking in Pakistan in priority for government of Pakistan as a country of origin, transit and destination for victims of trade. Together with FIA immigration wing, cybercrime unit also active in in fight against human trafficking. He added that activities such as cycling are aimed at combating adversity of victims of human trafficking, abuse of technology traffickers to trap the vulnerable and help the victims of human trafficking to raise awareness of the strategies adopted government authorities.
FIA director coaching Dr. Athar Wahid during a speech at a rally participants said that traffickers take advantage of people hope and disappointment. They are hunting on the weak and rob them of them basic rights. Human trafficking is a permanent violation of human rights.
Ms. Liz Rosenholm, Ambassador of Denmark stressed to Pakistan the importance of creating awareness of migration issues and said that human trafficking is crime against all humanity. it cause as well as effect of gross violation of affecting human rights women as well as children in especially at the end of rally, participants reaffirmed their commitment to work together to free the victims of human trafficking.