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IMMIGRATION WING

Introduction

The Immigration and Anti-Human Smuggling (I&AHS) Wing was established on 9th June 1975. Subsequently, various check posts were taken over from the Provincial Immigration Authorities (i.e. Special Branch) under the directions of the Federal Government on the following dates

  • Punjab 9th June 1975
  • KPK 9th June 1975
  • Baluchistan 11th August 1975
  • Sindh 20th November 1975

Acute shortage of manpower and other resources hampered the broad based activities of the wing. During 2003, the Anti-Human Smuggling Wing was re-activated and various units were established throughout the country.

This wing regulates the flow of incoming and outgoing international passengers and prevent human smuggling, at the following notified points of embarkation and disembarkation:

  • Airports 13
  • Land Routes 05
  • Seaports 04
  • Railway Station 02

Anti Human Trafficking Circles (AHTCs)

Anti Human Trafficking Circles (previously called as Passport Circles) have been established in the following cities to deail with the enforcement of laws such as Immigration Ordinance 1979, Passport Act 1974, Foreigner's Act 1946, Exit from Pakistan (Control) Ordinance 1981 and different Sections of Pakistan Penal Code(PPC):

  • Lahore
  • Karachi
  • Peshawar
  • Quetta
  • Multan
  • Faisalabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Gujranwala
  • Rawalpindi
  • Chaman
  • Turbat
  • Taftan

Report regrading training course of combating Trafficking in Human Beings(THB),Ankara-Turkey

Mr.Abdul Razzaque Cheema, PSP (Additional Director Karachi) attended the Traning Course of Combating Trafficking in Human Being(THB), from 23-27th February,2009 at Ankara –Turkey. There were 43 participants from 18 different countries.After attending the meeting/course Additional Director FIA Karachi give the following suggestions.

  • Nomination of persons for the said training which is conducted twice a year,with coordination with Ministry of Foreign Affairs SQ that nominations are processed in time.
  • Participation of junior officers be increased and female officers should also be ensured.
  • Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) already established in FIA should be made more effective, with copy of PACHTO (Prevention and Control of Human Trafficking Ordinance)-2002 should be circulated again to all members of IATF for renewing their knowledge and interest in Human Trafficking. And PACHTO 2002 should be widely publicized in print, electronic media and in the workshops whenever organized on the subject.
  • NGOs and international Organizations working on the subject should also beincluded in IATF by defining the role of each agency.
  • Training should be organize in FIA Academy and workshops in all zonal Hqrs with the help of different NGOs to raise awareness subject to trafficking of human beings and human smuggling.
  • Establishment of Knowledge Management Centre by FIA consisting of experts/investigators in specialized fields. Such centre exists in Europol
  • Manual of investigation in cases of trafficking of human beings should beprepared to standardize the investigating techniques and procedures for the guidance of investigators. Guidelines for the Border Security Forces should be prepared to help themidentify victims of Human Trafficking while crossing borders.
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