SIALKOT

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to launch a vigorous advertisement campaign against the fugitive notorious human traffickers-turned-proclaimed offenders in Gujranwala Division’s all six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts, besides, pledging all-out efforts to ensure their early arrest.

Deputy Director FIA Gujranwala Khalid Anees said that the FIA had also decided to upgrade data and official record pertaining to all the human-traffickers who had been declared proclaimed offenders, saying that there were old photos and particulars of the accused human traffickers in the FIA record as most of these accused had already changes their getups. He said that FIA had the photos of the accused in which they were clean shaved and now some of them had grown beards and moustaches, and visa-versa. Due to which the FIA has been facing great difficulties in their arrests, he added.

He said that the FIA had started chalking out new sketches of the notorious human traffickers turned proclaimed offenders (POs) in this regard. He said that these new sketches of the accused human traffickers would be displayed at all important public places, besides, ensuring their publication in the newspapers , pamphlets, broachers and even on social media for massive public awareness about the human traffickers as well.

He urged the public to instantly inform FIA about the presence and residence of the dubious persons in their respective areas.

soft loan scheme for growers: The Punjab govt approved a farmers’ welfare-oriented programme, under which the govt will issue soft-agricultural loans, worth of Rs488 million, to small farmers in Gujranwala Division in collaboration with Zarai Taraqiyati Bank Ltd (ZTBL). Under the programme, the growers and farmers could get soft loans through ZTBL for sowing seasonal crops and purchase of seeds for a period of one year, while the loans for purchase of agricultural equipment including peter engines, tube-wells, poultry farms establishment and fish farms would be for an unspecific time.