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Environmental crimes, illegal trade in wildlife to be dealt on priority basis: Munir

November 14, 2020 | | Share:

Islamabad, November 14, 2020 (PPI-OT): Pakistan has proposed UN member states to strengthen their coordination and cooperation to effectively prevent, investigate and prosecute transnational organized crime. This was stated by Permanent Representative of Pakistan Ambassador Munir Akram, while speaking at virtual ministerial event commemorating 20 years of the United Nations convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols.

He said in the context of Covid-19, there is a need to criminalize corruption and laundering of proceeds of crime related to manufacturing and trafficking of falsified medical products and strengthen international cooperation. The Ambassador said environmental crimes and ever-growing illegal trade in wildlife must be dealt on priority basis. He said change in labour and migration laws is also critical in addressing the demand for the services of human traffickers and bleeding of developing countries’ resources through illicit financial flows must be halted.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
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