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PM Shahbaz Sharif formed an Inquiry Committee to Probe Greece Boat Tragedy

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed a four-member investigation committee to investigate the Greek boat incident, in which several Pakistani citizens died.

So far, no official number has been given by the government regarding the number of Pakistanis killed in this tragic incident. However, an official condolence message issued by Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said, “He expresses deep sorrow at the tragic loss of lives of over 300 Pakistanis in the recent boat accident off the coast of Greece. “

According to a Guardian report, there were about 400 Pakistanis on board. Of the 78 survivors, only 12 were from Pakistan, the foreign ministry said on Saturday.

Director General National Police Bureau (Chairman) Ehsan Sadiq, Additional Secretary (Africa), Interior Ministry Javed Ahmed Imrani, DIG Police Region Poonch, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Zaheer Ahmed and Joint Secretary (FIA) Home Division Faisal Nisar Committee. will be members of Will submit report in a week.

According to the terms of reference, the committee will ascertain the facts of the Yunnan boat tragedy and also identify the loopholes and lapses in the legal/enforcement mechanism in Pakistan that have saved precious human lives in this particular case of human trafficking and similar incidents.

The committee will also analyze past similar incidents and measures taken and review the existing legal framework, enforcement measures (in-country) and international coordination to prevent, control and punish human trafficking. will

The committee also makes short- and long-term recommendations (including legislation, enforcement measures, awareness campaigns, and improved national and international coordination) to apprehend agents, facilitators/masterminds/rackets, and eradicate the scourge of human trafficking.

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