Due to rising inflation and unemployment in the country, the number of people going to other countries including Europe, Canada, Australia on fake visas and bogus travel documents has started increasing again.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Immigration department arrested more than 150 people from international airports including Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, and recovered bogus travel documents, including their passports. The business of fake visas has reached its peak across the country including Lahore.
The FIA report revealed that despite Corona, people try to travel abroad illegally on fake visas and bogus travel documents by paying millions of rupees. In November this year, 29 passengers were offloaded at the Lahore airport who were travelling on fake visas and documents. The number was just 8 last year in the same month.