"Stand up against human trafficking and migrant smuggling, it is illegal, unethical and unislamic".

UNODC - National Campaign against human trafficking and migrant smuggling 



UNODC Country Office Pakistan is currently implementing a public awareness campaign against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Punjab and Balochistan. According to research most of the traffickers and victims belong to the four districts of Punjab; Sialkot, Mandibahuddin, Gujranwala and Gujrat and are trafficked/smuggled via Balcohistan to Iran and then to elsewhere. Therefore, the campaign is focused on the source and the transit to make the general population aware of the dangers associated with this crime. 

The campaign was developed in partnership with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) with a simple message in Urdu which translates as "Stand up against human trafficking and migrant smuggling, it is illegal, unethical and unislamic. 

As part of the campaign, three hundred thousand (300,000) flyers, eighty thousand (80,000) posters are in the process of being distributed in the four districts of Punjab and Balochistan. Similar message was also disseminated through national/district newspapers and was aired on local radio stations.

Trafficking in persons is a crime that ruthlessly exploits women, children and men for countless reasons, including forced labor and domestic servitude. UNODC is committed to assist the Government of Pakistan in improving its capabilities to effectively deter, detect and counter the menace of irregular trafficking. 


This campaign was possible with the support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


For more information please contact Ms. Shahida Gillani (Programme Officer HTMS) at shahida.gillani@unodc.org .