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The level of human kidnapping and trafficking reduce in Afghanistan

Sat Nov 26, 1:55 pm

The ratio of human abduction, kidnapping and trafficking has reduced to 70% as comparing with last year.

The information, regarding the ratio of human trafficking, especially women and children was provided by Afghan officials during the 4th technical summit of SAARC members countries.

Insecurity and poverty are main reasons of child and women trafficking in Afghanistan, officials of Interior and public welfare ministries said.

Despite of challenges in implementing human trafficking laws and maintaining national borders, the ratio of human trafficking reduce as comparing with previous year, Mirza Muhammad Yarmand, administrative deputy of Interior Ministry said.

Law and juridical institutions had edited and approved laws to prevent human trafficking in country. The law based in 4 chapters and 24 articles and has been approved 2 years ago.

For prevention of this crime we required further cooperation of security sectors and especially of regional police, Mr. Yarmand said.

Unhealthy economic competition should be avoided to prevent the child and women trafficking, Amena Afzali, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Ministry said.

SAARC Secretary General’s Representative Mr. Zahouri stressed on all members states to continue their efforts to counter human trafficking in region.

SAARC talked about efforts to prevent human trafficking in such a time that the income of human trafficking lies on 2nd level, after the income of drugs trafficking.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) member’s countries.

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