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FIA establishes offices in Iran, Greece to curb illegal migration

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan has established its sub-offices in Greece and Iran to curb increasing activities of organised criminal networks and illegal movements of Pakistani migrants.
One sub-office each in Greece and Iran had been established and soon two deputy directors along with their subordinates would begin performing duties in these countries, reported Dawn News.
The FIA teams had already visited Turkey, Iran and Greece to finalise the setting up of sub-offices there. The plan to set up a sub-office in Turkey has been delayed due to financial difficulties.
The decision to establish FIA offices abroad was taken after a smugglers’ boat with a majority of Pakistanis on board capsized off the coast of Libya on January 31 this year, leaving several people drowned.
The UN agency says Pakistani nationals had been taking an increasingly large share of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean via Libya to Europe.
The most common land route chosen by human smugglers is from Pakistan to Turkey and then Greece.
The FIA sub-offices in Greece and Iran would specifically look into the issues of Pakistanis, including those languishing in detention centres.

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