Islamabad: In human trafficking Pakistan ranks as Tier 2 country
ISLAMABAD: According to the Daily Times, in the Pakistan have been ranked as a “Tier 2” country, which has observed improvements from the former year due to efforts to prosecute human traffickers, and prevent and fight bonded labour.
The conviction of 385 criminals in 2009 under the Prevention and Control of Human Trafficking Ordinance, and 2,894 prosecutions and 166 convictions under various other penal code sections used to prosecute trafficking offences had headed to significant betterments, report said. It stated the Punjab government’s Elimination of Bonded Labour in Brick Kilns project helped nearly 6,000 bonded labourers get Computerized National Identification Cards, provided $140,000 in interest-free loans to labourers and launched 60 schools for the workers’ children. It also extolled the Sindh government’s Landless Harees Programme, which offered the landless-poor in rural Sindh an alternative to tenant farming including land, seed and fertiliser distribution, agricultural development assistance, cash grants, and micro health insurance.