Pakistan, Italy agree to finalize formal agreement to stop human trafficking

Islamabad: Pakistan and Italy have agreed to finalize a formal agreement to stop human trafficking.

The understanding was reached during meeting between Ambassador of Italy Marilina Armellin and Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi in Islamabad.

The Minister directed the authorities concerned to finalize the agreement at the earliest.

The two sides also agreed to adopt a common policy to stop illegal entry of Pakistanis to Italy.

Besides, the meeting discussed proposal to give sister city status to Milan and Islamabad.

The Minister told the Italian ambassador that a countrywide crackdown is underway against human trafficking and the government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against the trafficking mafia.

He said only skilled manpower from Pakistan will be sent to Italy through legal means.

The Ambassador appreciated the steps taken by Pakistan to stop human trafficking and assured of her all possible cooperation in this regard.