Pak calls to curb menace of human trafficking -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pak calls to curb menace of human trafficking

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan called for collective efforts by the international community to curb the menace of human trafficking and to provide relief to victims abroad in addition to protecting their rights.

Addressing the pre-summit conference of senior government officials and experts on migration in Geneva, interior secretary Tariq Mehmud said that migration management is need of the hour as Asia is passing through a demographic transformation.

Tariq said that because of zero birth rate of some of the developed countries, they would need skilled manpower in various disciplines to sustain their development and growth.

Therefore, he stressed, issues like human migration, protection of rights of migrants, combating human trafficking, building a protective environment for women and children, economic and social disparities and distortions, health concerns of trafficking victims, gender discrimination, bias, etc, should be considered in broader perspective by the international community.

He said that migrants are providing nearly $93 billion annually to their parent countries and they are playing a big role in the international economy.

Source: Business Recorder

Date:10/27/2004