ISLAMABAD: According to President Dr. Arif Alvi, Pakistan is dedicated to eradicating the problem of human trafficking by putting in place a strong coordination system to prosecute traffickers and safeguard victims.
This was mentioned by him on Saturday during a statement for the World Day Against Human Trafficking.
Every year on July 30, the day is held to promote and safeguard the rights of those who have been victims of human trafficking and to raise awareness of their suffering.
The purpose of the day was to draw attention to a crime that had a lasting impact on both individual lives and society as a whole.
One of the most significant human rights breaches, it resulted in large profits for traffickers by using criminal methods to exploit people, such as force, fraud, or deception.
According to Dr. Alvi, Pakistan has implemented strict anti-trafficking policies to ensure that legal frameworks adhere to international norms.
To prevent and combat human trafficking, particularly that of women and children, Pakistan has passed the Trafficking in Persons Act, 2018.
According to this law, those who commit such crimes face up to ten years in prison, the president added.
The Interior Minister serves as the chair of the National Coordination Committee on Human Trafficking. The group was in charge of leading national efforts to combat bonded labour and sex trafficking, as well as other types of human trafficking.
In order to effectively identify and protect victims of human trafficking, all key provincial departments, including Social Welfare, Labor, Police, Child Protection, and NGOs, were included in province and district anti-human trafficking committees.