Kyrgyzstan busts 3 Pak-origin “human trafficking” gangs

By Staff Reporter
Friday – March 16, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan high commission, at Kyrgyzstani capital Bishkek, revealed on Thursday that some Pakistan origin fraudulent elements are indulged in “human smuggling” of innocent Pakistanis to Kyrgyzstan, by alluring them with lucrative job offers in Europe, Canada and United States (US) just to extort money from them.

According to official statements, the Bishkek police has busted around “three such gangs of human smugglers” in recent months.

Pakistan high commission, at Bishkek, appeals to the general public in Pakistan that they should directly contact the foreign embassies, located in Pakistan, for getting visas of their desired countries rather than getting trapped by human smugglers.

Separately in Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan chief of the general staff (COGS) major general Rayimbedi Duyshenbiev called on defence minister Khurram Dastgir on Thursday, Duyshenbiev supported the idea of a wide ranging memorandum of understanding (MoU) on military and technical cooperation.

He highlighted the importance Kyrgyzstan placed on strengthening defense collaboration with Pakistan and invited Dastgir to visit Kyrgyzstan at his convenience.

Dastgir appraised Duyshenbiev of the capabilities of Pakistan’s defence industries and mentioned that Pakistan can meet the requirements of Kyrgyz armed forces. He extended invitation to the Kyrgyz delegation to visit Pakistan to participate in the international defence exhibition and seminar (IDEAS) 2018.

Dastgir said that Pakistan greatly values its friendly relations with Kyrgyzstan and looks forward to further strengthen this friendship. Both sides agreed that there is considerable potential to further enhance mutual relations in defence and other fields.

He expressed satisfaction on the recent ratification of bilateral MoU on mutual training. Dastgir stated that Pakistan looks forward to further enhance cooperation with Kyrgyzstan at bilateral as well as within the framework of regional and international organisations.

He highlighted that regional stability, security and peace are the common goals. Dastgir stressed on further diversification and strengthening of defence cooperation between the two sides through a broad based agreement.

He suggested regular exchange of defence delegations to each other’s training institutions. The expertise of armed forces of Pakistan in the field of counter terrorism (CT) along with related training facilities was also mentioned by the defence minister.