Senior Foreign Office Officer Faces Inquiry For Human Smuggling.

ISLAMABAD -- A senior foreign service officer Dr Israr Hussain is facing a high-level inquiry for alleged human smuggling to Europe and a number of other countries by misusing his authority.

The Foreign Office on the directives of the PM office, has completed fact-finding report against Dr Israr Hussain the serving BPS-21 officer of the foreign service of Pakistan on the charges of human smuggling to European countries and for misusing his authority for issuance of visas to different persons by putting influence on various European countries embassies in Islamabad.

Following the complaint to the PM office, the Foreign Ministry launched fact-finding inquiry headed by Grade 22 officer Raza Bashir Tarar, which completed its finding and handed over to the Foreign Secretary for launching formal inquiry against the officer, which is yet to be started.

Despite the fact-finding report, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mehmood is yet to form an inquiry committee against the officer, who is considered well connected in political and civil service circles. Dr Israr Hussain who served as Pakistan's ambassador to Czech Republic from 2017 to 2019 was called back before completing a three-year term.

He has also served as Deputy Chief of Protocol at the Headquarters. Upon return from Czech he was made Additional Secretary Europe, where he misused his authority for getting Schengen visa for various people who allegedly paid him heavily.

He also used his authority by putting pressure on various western countries for visas for his 'clients.'

Following complaints, Foreign...

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