Pakistan’s Organ Trading Ring Discovered in a Police Raid

Pakistan’s Organ Trading Ring Discovered in a Police Raid

An illegal organ trading ring operating in Pakistan involving two senior doctors and three paramedics have been discovered by police during a raid. The ring members have been arrested for running a major organ trading business since 2009 with a heavy customer base from Gulf countries. Upon investigation, it was revealed that the racket used an agent stationed in Oman in order to get clients. The accused charged foreign recipients roughly around 6 to 7 million Pakistani rupees while paying a little over 100,000 Pakistani rupees to the donors.

Two partly conscious men were discovered heavily bleeding mid operation when the Federal Investigation Agency raided the area. The donors were identified as 20 year old Nahid Akhtar and Muhammed Amir who were forced to undergo the procedure due to extreme poverty receiving only 125,000 and 130,000 respectively while the doctors made around 5 million from each Omani recipient. The two men are in a stable condition now after being shifted to Mayo hospital. The doctors if charged, will face imprisonment for up to 10 years with fines close to 10 million Pakistani rupees under Punjab Human Organs and Tissues Act (amended) 2012 and Pakistan Penal Code. A while ago an even bigger ring was busted in Rawalpindi for illegal organ transplant. According to the World Health Organization every year thousand of European, Middle Eastern and American residents travel to India, Pakistan, China and other countries in order to receive new kidneys for monetary compensation.

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