Pakistan to widen crackdown on human traffickers Dec 08, 2017 0 56 12345 dpaIslamabadPakistani authorities are set to widen an ongoing crackdown against people smugglers after a flight carrying 28 deportees from Germany arrived in the capital Islamabad, officials said on Thursday.The chartered flight from Berlin landed in the city late Wednesday, a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official told dpa on condition of anonymity.The plane brought back rejected asylum seekers as well as those who tried to enter Germany using fake documents, the official said.As many as 16 deportees were released after a de-briefing at the FIA's anti-trafficking unit while the rest were still being interrogated, another unnamed source told dpa.Some of the deportees were arrested by border guards in the Czech Republic and Austria while trying to sneak into Germany and were then handed over to German authorities, the sources said.Some individuals reached Europe with the help of human traffickers, on whom Pakistani authorities are already carrying out a crackdown."We will use the information from them to widen the crackdown,"an FIA source said.Thousands of young Pakistanis pay millions to traffickers to reach Europe~every year~using a dangerous land and sea route through Iran, Turkey and Greece. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Rohingya crisis a 'grave security risk': ICG Dec 08, 2017 0 398 Shoot down any drone that invades Pakistani airspace: Air Force Chief Dec 08, 2017 0 75 Pakistan urges US to rethink decision on Jerusalem as capital Dec 08, 2017 0 59 Court rejects Nawaz lawyer objections; includes bank documents in case record Dawn.com Islamabad An accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday dismissed the objections raised by the counsel for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif against a prosecution representative in a corruption .. 2 killed as Indian troops target funeral in Pakistani Kashmir Mirpur: Indian troops targeted a funeral in a border village of Pakistan-administered Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, leaving two mourners dead and an elderly woman injured, officials and .. Rohingya still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR DHAKA: Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. The number .. President strongly condemns US decision to shift embassy to Jerusalem ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday strongly condemned the decision of the United States to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy .. Germany expels 27 Afghan refugees despite protests AFP Berlin Germany said Thursday that it had expelled 27 Afghan men, despite fierce protests from opponents who say it is not safe to return them to war-torn Afghanistan. "This morning, 27 people were returned to .. At least 21 pilgrims killed in Pakistan ferry accident Karachi: At least 21 people are reported dead and several others missing after a boat carrying religious devotees capsized in a creek near the village of Bohara situated close to Thatta on Thursday. Officials have placed .. Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition Reuters KATHMANDU Nepalese began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy and ..