Pakistan

SSDO holds training for journalists on anti human trafficking course

BY Asim shahzad

Lahore Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) conducted two-day Training workshop of Journalists on Improved Reporting on Trafficking in Persons & Bonded Labor in Pakistan.

The journalists were sensitized on Prevention of Trafficking in Person Act 2018.

The workshop was held in Murree in which journalist from Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi and other districts of Punjab participated.

The Executive Director SSDO, Syed Kausar Abbas in his opening address said that this law has been in force since 2018 under which the accused can be sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment or a fine of one million rupees or both if found guilty.

It is a crime to force any man, woman and child to engage in any form of employment or sexual exploitation and transplantation of organs against their will, as reported by the police if the crime occurs within the country and o FIA for the crime held outside the country.

The workshop trainer Waqar Haider Awan Advocate said in his lecture that after the enactment of this law, the police should take action against the perpetrators of sexual exploitation, child labor or any kind of forced labor and cases should be registered under the new law. Senior journalists Myra Imran and Azaz Syed gave detailed lectures on the methods of reporting the above mentioned crimes and the responsibilities of the journalists participated in the training.

The participants were given a tour of Murree Patriata and other places. At the end, certificates were also given to the participants.

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