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Some Pakistanis Are Turning to Forgers

Armed with a forged Pakistani passport and a fake visa, Noor-ul Wahab was ready to begin his new life. He would fly to Malaysia, get a job and send money back to his family. He was arrested at the Islamabad airport and now may face a long prison term. “I only used the fake passport because I can no longer stand to see my family starving,” Wahab, 26, said from in a jail in Rawalpindi, just outside the Pakistani capital. Wahab is one of thousands of Pakistanis who have turned to document forgers as they try to fulfill dreams of better jobs and more money abroad. The process is dangerous and costly, but a shortage of work at home drives them to it. Full Story

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