In a tragic incident that has left the nation in mourning, a Greece boat tragedy claimed the lives of numerous Pakistanis who were seeking a better future abroad. As the details of the incident emerged, questions were raised about the illegal immigration services provided in Pakistan, prompting calls for increased awareness and education on legal migration.
Sharjeela Khan, an immigration professional, expressed her deep sorrow over the loss of lives and emphasised the significance of opting for legal means of migration. She highlighted the need for people to be aware of the dangers linked with illegal immigration and urged them to pursue legal migration options instead.
“The Greece boat tragedy serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of legal migration. It is heartbreaking to witness people risking their lives and paying significant amounts to embark on dangerous journeys. We must educate our fellow citizens about the availability of legal migration pathways and the potential consequences of illegal immigration,” said Sharjeela Khan.
She also stressed that there are numerous legal migration options available around the world, including seeking asylum through proper channels. She encouraged individuals interested in immigrating, settling, working, or studying abroad to utilize appropriate means and processes, ensuring the safety and security of themselves and their families.
Drawing attention to the prevalence of immigration fraud, Sharjeela Khan urged Pakistani nationals to consult only government-certified professionals to avoid falling victim to false promises. “By doing so, individuals can safeguard their lives and make informed decisions about their future,” she added.
“The Greece boat tragedy serves as a stark reminder that no migration is worth the cost of a human life. It is crucial for the government, community leaders, and media organisations to join hands in spreading awareness about legal migration options, providing information about trustworthy immigration consultants, and sharing stories of successful legal immigrants,” she further maintained.
The Greece boat tragedy has left a question mark on the illegal immigration services provided in Pakistan. I feel very emotional sharing my thoughts on the recent Greece boat tragedy in which many Pakistanis lost their precious lives.
It is heartbreaking to know that people left Pakistan for the other country in search of a better life and paid significant amounts to board that ship of death. As an immigration professional, this brings me to remind our people on the importance of legal migration.
I truly believe that people need awareness and education to avoid choosing the most dangerous options in search of a better living. There are many options for legal migration around the world; even seeking asylum must be done and can be done the right way without putting your life or that of your family at risk.
In the face of this disaster, I urge Pakistanis interested in immigrating, settling, working, or studying abroad to use appropriate means and processes. Immigration fraud is very common nowadays so I highly encourage people to consult government-certified professionals only and not just anyone promising false dreams.
No migration is worth the cost of a human life.