May 142017

The number of people being smuggled across the country has rapidly increased. The smuggling has grown from being a small-scale activity into a multi-million dollar enterprise. According to the data available, approximately 800,000 people are smuggled across borders every year. Human trafficker makes false promises of better future and life style and use economic weakness of people to lure them into migrating. Many people pay exorbitant fee to smugglers. But their dreams are soon turned into a nightmare. Since they migrate to a country illegally, they don’t have better employment opportunities. They have to live their lives on meager income, facing difficulty while meeting their expenses.

The need of the hour is to understand the strategic reasons behind such threatening situation. Global issues like poverty, economic instability, turbulence in countries are instigating a large number of people to migrate through such risky procedures.

Ayesha Iqbal


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