Hailing from different parts of Punjab, several people yearning to travel to Europe and the Gulf states have been caught while trying to illegally cross international borders. Photo: Dunya News

(Dunya News) – While human trafficking has affected numerous families, people involved in the hideous crime are still out of the law’s reach.

Hailing from different parts of Punjab, several people yearning to travel to Europe and the Gulf states have been caught while trying to illegally cross international borders. Not just the fear of captivity, but even the loss of peoples’ lives while trying to illegally cross borders hasn’t been able to put an end to the illegal practise.

Although a number of check-posts have been set up by the law enforcement agencies from Quetta and Karachi to the Iranian border via Turbat, Gwadar, Baldiya and Taftan, their efforts in order to prevent human trafficking is nothing but a question mark.

While many carrying out the illegal practise are caught, some continue to break the law while attempting to cross the border again after paying a petty fine.


A number of check-posts have been set up by the law enforcement agencies from Quetta and Karachi to the Iranian border via Turbat, Gwadar, Baldiya and Taftan to prevent human trafficking. Photo: Dunya News


Legal experts say that it is impossible to ward off human smuggling because no effective laws have been made.

The Turbat incident in Balochistan isn’t the first of its kind. Dozens of dead bodies of youngsters killed while trying to cross the border illegally are received by their families every year.

While eradicating extremist elements is important, taking an action against the agents and influential people involved in a crime like human trafficking is also essential.

For more on this, watch a report by Dunya News below.