The inauguration ceremony of National Trafficking in Person (TIP) Hotline for National Referral Mechanism and Integrated Management information System was held in collaboration with international Labor Organization in Islamabad today. DG FIA Mohsin Hassan along with ADG immigration, FIA, country representative of UNODC, Australian High Commissioner, Director ILO, US Political Advisor, other dignitaries, senior officers of FIA and officers from the provinces across Pakistan were also present in the ceremony.
This is a critical Initiative/ Project in the History of Pakistan, which, with a single click, will send complaint against the traffickers to the concerned police stations across Pakistan and trafficked victims will be referred to the concerned departments for welfare.
Ms Shireen Malik Sher, Additional Director, FIA was the focal person of this project who worked under the supervision of Mr Israr Ahmed khan, Director Anti-Human Smuggling Directorate of FIA and completed the Project in a very short span of time. The Subject project was funded by Australian High Commission through international Labor Organization (ILO).
While addressing the audience, DG FIA, Mr Mohsin Hassan Butt said that this project of National TIP Hotline for National Referral Mechanism represents a pivotal moment in our fight against this Trafficking in Person crime. While acknowledging the periodic reporting by the Government of Pakistan on international obligations, this system represents an evolution—a stride towards a more coordinated, efficient, and harmonized approach to reporting across the country. It’s not just a system; it’s a catalyst for change, enhancing our capacity to address trafficking in persons comprehensively, He added.
Deputy Australian High Commissioner commended the efforts put forth by FIA and ILO to launch this application which will be revolutionary step towards warding off the menace of Human Trafficking in all its forms.
In his concluding remarks Mr Mohsin Hassan Butt expressed his profound gratitude for united nation office on drugs and crime (UNODC) for arranging this event and added that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been a proud partner in a longstanding and fruitful collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Together, we formulated the National Action Plan to combat Trafficking in Person and Smuggling of Migrants, setting a comprehensive agenda for our collective efforts.