IMMIGRATION WING

 
 
 

      

 
Introduction
Anti Human Trafficking Circle(AHTC)
Report regrading training course of combating Trafficking in Human Beings(THB),Ankara-Turkey
List of country with home Pakistan has visa abolition agreement
List of Licensed Overseas Employment Promoters
Business visa List (BVL)

Bali Process Workshop,1-3 April 2009,Manila Philippine

Pan Mediterranean conference in Rome, Italy on 15-17 April 2009

Prevention and control of Human Trafficking Ordinance,2002

The Immigration Ordinance,1979

Pakistan National Action Plan for combating Human Trafficking
Trafficking in Persons Report 2013 (TIP report)



 

Introduction  

The Immigration and Anti-Human Smuggling (I&AHS) Wing was established on 9th June 1975. Subsequently,  various check posts were taken over from the Provincial Immigration Authorities (i.e. Special Branch) under the directions of the Federal Government on the following dates:-

 

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  • Punjab 9th June 1975
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  • N.W.F.P 9th June 1975
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  • Baluchistan 11th August 1975
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  • Sindh 20th November 1975

     

    Acute shortage of manpower and other resources hampered the broad based activities of the wing. During 2003, the Anti-Human Smuggling Wing was re-activated and various units were established throughout the country.

    This wing regulates the flow of incoming and outgoing international passengers and prevent human smuggling, at the following notified points of embarkation and disembarkation:

     

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  • Airports 13
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  • Land Routes 05
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  • Seaports 04
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  • Railway Station 02

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    Anti Human Trafficking Circles (AHTCs)

     
         Anti Human Trafficking Circles (previously called as Passport Circles) have been established in the following cities to deail with the enforcement of laws such as Immigration Ordinance 1979, Passport Act 1974, Foreigner's Act 1946, Exit from Pakistan (Control) Ordinance 1981 and different Sections of Pakistan Penal Code(PPC):

     
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  • Lahore

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  • Karachi

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  • Peshawar

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  • Quetta

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  • Multan

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  • Faisalabad

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  • Hyderabad

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  • Gujranwala

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  • Rawalpindi

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  • Chaman

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  • Turbat

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  • Taftan

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    Report regrading training course of combating Trafficking in Human Beings(THB),Ankara-Turkey

     

         Mr.Abdul Razzaque Cheema, PSP (Additional Director Karachi) attended the Traning Course of Combating Trafficking in Human Being(THB), from 23-27th February,2009 at Ankara –Turkey. There were 43 participants from 18 different countries.After attending the meeting/course Additional Director FIA Karachi give the following suggestions.


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    Suggestions

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    Nomination of persons for the said training which is conducted twice a year,with coordination with Ministry of Foreign Affairs SQ that nominations are processed in time.

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    Participation of junior officers be increased and female officers should also be ensured.

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    Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) already established in FIA should be made more effective, with copy of PACHTO (Prevention and Control of Human Trafficking Ordinance)-2002 should be circulated again to all members of IATF for renewing their knowledge and interest in Human Trafficking. And PACHTO 2002 should be widely publicized in print, electronic media and in the workshops whenever organized on the subject.

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    NGOs and international Organizations working on the subject should also beincluded in IATF by defining the role of each agency.

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    Training should be organize in FIA Academy and workshops in all zonal Hqrs with the help of different NGOs to raise awareness subject to trafficking of human beings and human smuggling.

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    Establishment of Knowledge Management Centre by FIA consisting of
    experts/investigators in specialized fields. Such centre exists in Europol.

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    Manual of investigation in cases of trafficking of human beings should beprepared to standardize the investigating techniques and procedures for the guidance of investigators.

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    Guidelines for the Border Security Forces should be prepared to help themidentify victims of Human Trafficking while crossing borders.


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    LIST OF COUNTRY WITH WHOM PAKISTAN HAS VISA ABOLITION AGREEMENT

    S.NO COUNTRY PERIOD FOR WHICH VISA NOT  REQUIRED REMARKS
    1 Algeria Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    2 Argentina Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    3 Austria Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    4 Azerbaijan One month Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    5 Belgium Three months Diplomatic Passport  holders
    6 Brazil

    Three months

    Diplomatic Passport  holders
    7 China

    One month

    Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    (Including Hong Kong) (14 days)
    8 Czech Republic Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    9 Denmark Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    10 Egypt One months Diplomatic  Passport  holders
    11 Finland Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    12 Germany Three months Diplomatic Passport  holders
    13 Hellenic Republic (Greece) Three months Diplomatic Passport  holders
    14 Iceland Three months All Nationals of the Country
    15 Iran Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    16 Kazakhstan One months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    17 Kyrgyz One  months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    18 Luxemburg Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    19 Maldives Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    20 Mexico Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    21 Morocco

    Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    22 Nepal One months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    23 Netherlands Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    24 Norway Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    25 Philippines Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    26 Romania One months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    27 Russian Federation Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    28 Serbia One month Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    29 South Korea Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    30 Tajikistan Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    31 Tonga Unspecified Period All Nationals of the Country
    32 Trinidad and Tobago Unspecified Period All Nationals of the Country
    33 Tunisia Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    34 Turkey Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    35 Vietnam Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    36 Western Samoa One month All Nationals of the Country
    37 Yemen   Three months Diplomatic & Official Passport  holders
    38 Zambia

    Three months All Nationals of the Country


    Diplomatic Passport Holders                 =9 Countries

    Diplomatic and Offical Passport Holders  =22 Countries

    All Natonals                                      =08 Countries

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    Business visa List (BVL)


    S.no Name Of the Country S.no Name Of the Country
    1 Argentina 36 Malta
    2 Australia 37 Mauritius
    3 Australia 38 Mexico
    4 Azerbaijan 39 Morocco
    5 Bahrain 40 Netherlands
    6 Belgium 41 New Zeeland
    7 Bosnia 42 Norway
    8 Brazil 43 Oman
    9 Brunei 44 Philippine
    10 Canada 45 Poland
    11 Chile 46 Portugal
    12 China 47 Qatar
    13 Cyprus 48 Romania
    14 Czech Republic 49 Russia
    15 Denmark 50 Saudi Arabia
    16 Egypt 51 Singapore
    17 Estonia 52 Slovakia Republic
    18 Finland 53 Slovenia
    19 France 54 South Africa
    20 Germany 55 South Korea
    21 Greece 56 Spain
    22 Hungary 57 Sweden
    23 Iceland 58 Switzerland
    24 Indonesia 59 Thailand
    25 Iran 60 Turkey
    26 Ireland 61 Turkmenistan
    27 Italy 62 UK
    28 Japan 63 USA
    29 Jordan 64 UAE
    30 Kazakhstan 65 Ukraine
    31 Kuwait 66 Vietnam
    32 Latvia    
    33 Lithonia    
    34 Luxembourg    
    35 Malaysia    

    Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan has been deleted from BVL as per orders of Dte.Gen.of immigration and Passport letter No 4/26/2006-policy dated 19-3-2007

     

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