Does Poverty Stem Human Trafficking in Pakistan?

Naveed Mortaza, Imran Hanif, Imtiaz Ahmad Waraich, Syed Zuhaib Aziz Bukhari


The present study has conducted to see the application and causes of Human Trafficking on effected families. The study based on primary data collected through case studies and survey. The study examined that poor economic conditions push people towards the glamorous world. Unemployment and political instability created the feelings of disparity and deprivation among people. Most of the times developed countries life style attracted the poor people and facilitate the immigration agents to hire the labour force by fraud. It has explored that poverty brings the people on roads and relative poverty was also the supportive factor in human trafficking. On one hand the poverty is fuel to human trafficking; it is inevitable to overcome the nemeses of human trafficking without poverty alleviation while on other hand the Law enforcement agencies were capable enough to detect the inhuman act, but there was trust deficit among the people towards the law enforcement agencies. Study suggested that the betterment in economic condition could be controlled human trafficking on large scale.

Key words: Families; Human; Pakistan; Poverty; Trafficking

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