Court Denies Bail to Sarim Burney in Human Trafficking Case

News Desk1 hour ago

On June 5, Burney was arrested upon his arrival at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport after his travel to the United States.

The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) counsel and Burney’s attorney concluded their arguments, and Judicial Magistrate (East) Khaliq ul Zaman denied the bail request.

The FIA prosecutor informed the court at the case hearing that additional evidence needed to be gathered against the suspect.

He stated that other revelations had been made during the probe. Burney’s attorney countered that the FIA did not properly investigate the situation.

Read more: FIR Lodged Against Sarim Burney: Adoption Irregularities Uncovered

Sarim Burney, a rights activist, was the subject of a first information report (FIR) filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for allegedly smuggling newborns into the US.

The rights activist was charged by the investigative body with “trafficking” a newborn child, Haya, into the United States. Haya was purportedly purchased from her parents for Rs. 1 million, and the FIA claims that she was the last child trafficked to the United States.

Under the guise of adoption, Sarim Burney transported 20 infants into the United States in the last year. According to the FIA, 15 of the kids that were trafficked were girls.

The Pakistani embassy supplied the FIA with the records of the children who were allegedly trafficked, the agency stated in a statement. Burney’s wife was also among them, the agency claimed, citing the Trust documents.


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