Rights activist Sarim Burney arrested by FIA on allegations of human trafficking

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has apprehended prominent rights activist Sarim Burney in Karachi on charges related to human trafficking in the United States on Wednesday.

Burney was taken into custody upon his arrival in Karachi from the US, following a complaint filed by the US government. Sources within the FIA revealed that Burney stands accused of trafficking over 25 children to the US and facilitating their illegal adoption in the country.

Further investigations by the FIA have brought to light allegations suggesting Burney’s involvement in smuggling at least 17 children into the US. The agency has initiated a thorough probe into the matter.

Sarim Burney is known for his work through the Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of the oppressed and underprivileged communities. The trust, as stated on its website, is committed to achieving social justice and has established a legal aid committee comprising both local and international legal experts.

The trust’s scope of work extends to providing legal services for various issues including child abuse, harassment, sexual assault, human trafficking, domestic violence, violation of human rights, and worker compensation rights, among others.

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