FIA help sought to help 66 stranded PakistanisJune 22, 2015
KARACHI: The Chairman of the Ansar Burney Trust International, Ansar Burney, on Tuesday urged the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials to get release and bring back a group of 66 stranded Pakistanis from the shipyard of Dammam, Saudi Arabia by arresting the local agent in Karachi.
Burney said that the local agent recruited all such crew members to work on the Makkah Madina Lome Ships with the promise and allurement of big and pleasant dreams of handsome income which proved wrong and the crew members were compelled to live and work under compulsive and suffering circumstances like ‘Modern Day Slavery’.
With the advent of time, the miseries of all these Pakistanis are increasing by day by day, and their families are living in an anxious state about their safety as they have not been provided the basic and necessary facilities and have deprived of food, clean drinking water and proper medical facilities.
Burney said that the contract of most of such Pakistanis had been completed, but they hade not been released (NOC) and were also not paid their owed salaries of various months.
Burney added that he had requested the FIA to take immediate action in this case by apprehending the local agent to ensure the issuance of respective NOCs, payment of the owed salaries and repatriation of all such Pakistanis back to their homeland.