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More than 8 million Pakistanis left abroad during 2023: FIA report

By News Desk

February 20, 2024 04:12 PM


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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in an annual immigration report said that more than eight million Pakistanis had left abroad during 2023, while FIA Immigration successfully processed 19.5 million passengers at international arrival and departure counters, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

Out of 9.2 million passengers, 7.1 million Pakistanis and 2.1 million foreigners came to Pakistan.

Out of 10.3 million passengers, 8.1 million Pakistani nationals and 2.2 million foreigners departed from Pakistan.

A total of 29 international arrival and departure immigration check posts were operational across the country.

A maximum of 3.6 million Pakistanis traveled through Lahore Airport for overseas arrivals and departures. 3.5 million Pakistani passengers traveled through Islamabad Airport. A maximum of 1.1 million foreigners traveled through Islamabad Airport for arrivals and departures.

The FIA Integrated Border Management System processed 2935 stop list cases, arrested 1602 human traffickers while carrying out operations against human traffickers.

As many as 25 most wanted human traffickers were also arrested. The US State Department maintained Pakistan's Tier 2 status in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report 2023.

As many as 1,129 passengers were offloaded and shifted to respective police stations on the basis of fake documents.

Strict screening was introduced at airports to prevent beggars going under the guise of Umrah and horrific incidents like the Greece boat accident.

 

Reporter Tayab Saif


News Desk


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