Hotline launched to report human trafficking

On December 14, 2023, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) initiated the National Trafficking in Person (TIP) Hotline, enabling the reporting of human trafficking complaints. Complaints against traffickers can be registered by dialing 111-247-786. They would be sent to police stations concerned across the country and victims would be referred to the relevant departments of welfare.

This critical initiative, established at the FIA headquarters, was swiftly completed with support from the Australian High Commission via the International Labour Organisation (ILO). FIA Director General Mohsin Hassan Butt highlighted the hotline’s significance, emphasizing its role in combating human trafficking.

Director-General Butt described the National TIP Hotline as a pivotal step, marking progress in addressing trafficking crimes. This system not only aligns with international obligations but signifies a significant advancement, enhancing the country’s capability to combat trafficking comprehensively.

Acknowledging the support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Butt praised their enduring partnership in combating human trafficking. The Australian Deputy High Commissioner commended the FIA and ILO for this groundbreaking initiative.

FIA Additional Director Shireen Malik Sher, along with Israr Ahmed Khan, director of FIA’s anti-human smuggling directorate, spearheaded the project within a remarkably short timeframe. The hotline’s launch ceremony was attended by officials from UNODC, the Australian High Commission, ILO, US political advisers, senior FIA officers, and provincial representatives.


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