Cases of kidnapping, human trafficking increasing in Pakistan, SC told

KARACHI: President of Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA) and founder of the Madadgaar National Helpline, Advocate Zia Ahmed Awan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the increasing cases of disappearances, human trafficking, kidnappings, beggars and street children in the country.

The petition names 37 respondents including the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior, National Database and Registration Authority [NADRA], Ministry of Human Rights, National Commission on Human Rights, Federal Investigation Agency, the home departments of all four provinces and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to name a few.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Awan said cases of disappearance, human trafficking, kidnappings, beggars and street children have been rapidly increasing throughout Pakistan, which is a matter of great mental pain for people. He added that the efficiency of the respondents is very poor and they have bitterly failed to take preventive measures against the culprits involved or to rescue citizens involved in such cases, which requires immediate intervention by the court.

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