ISLAMABAD-The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) Friday directed the Secretary Ministry of Inside to submit reply in a petition of an Azerbaijani lady illegally trafficked in Pakistan for prostitution.
A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani carried out listening to of the petition of Jameela Nizami daughter of Nizami and resident of Baku, Azerbaijan, presently residing at Edhi Residence, Islamabad.
The petitioner filed the petition by way of her counsels Zia Ahmad Awan Advocate and Asma Mushtaq Advocate and cited Secretaries of Ministry of Inside, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Human Rights as respondents.
The IHC bench additionally directed the extra director authorized Federal Investigation Company (FIA) and Director International Workplace to submit reply on this matter earlier than the subsequent listening to and adjourned the proceedings until October 9.
The petitioner said she is a citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan and is residing at current in a shelter residence underneath the care and administration of Edhi Welfare Belief. She advised that in 2011, she was trafficked from Baku, by an Azerbaijani lady particularly Ibrahimova Lali to Islamabad underneath the pretext of marriage with a Pakistani man.
Jameela said that in Islamabad, Lali handed over the petitioner to a girl particularly Zareefay who confiscated the journey paperwork of the petitioner and took her to a brothel den for prostitution and thereafter the petitioner was compelled to stay within the brothel den for about three years underneath strict supervision and command. She additional mentioned that after three years, the petitioner was bought for Rs 100,000/- to an Azerbaijani lady, particularly Beeka who was working a brothel home in Karachi.
She mentioned that husband of Beeka particularly Asif is a Pakistani citizen completely residing in Karachi and as per info, he’s a drug provider significantly, ice provider. The petitioner additionally advised that in 2019, the petitioner managed to flee from the clutches of the brothel house owners with the assistance of a good friend.
The petitioner adopted that Edhi Welfare Residence contacted the places of work of Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help within the reparation strategy of petitioner nonetheless the respondent has declined to launch the petitioner till she pays a hefty high quality for unlawful keep in Pakistan even though she was a sufferer of trafficking who was compelled to remain in Pakistan by her traffickers.
She contended that the petitioner was exploited by human traffickers and their brokers concerned within the shameful career of prostitution resulting from which the petitioner in addition to her members of the family have been affected by psychological agony since 2011 and such state of affairs remains to be persevering with.
Due to this fact, Jameela prayed to the court docket to declare that the petitioner was illegally delivered to Pakistan by the human traffickers and thereafter has been exploited by the hands of brokers of mentioned human traffickers and as such she is entitled to be repatriated again to her nation on sole bills and preparations of respondents collectively and individually.
She requested the court docket to direct the respondents to make sure the registration of all lacking/ trafficked individuals and take fast motion for repatriation of the petitioner and direct the respondents to conduct a complete inquiry into the human trafficking of the petitioner from Azerbaijan to Pakistan and additional direct the mentioned respondents to take stern motion based on the trafficking legal guidelines towards these concerned within the incident.