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Parents of Indian prisoner in Pak seek to meet Sartaz Aziz

PTI
Published : Dec 3, 2016, 2:46 pm IST
Updated : Dec 3, 2016, 2:46 pm IST

Prisoner’s mother had written to Aziz seeking an appointment to request for release of her son, who has already completed his jail term.

Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. (Photo: AP)
 Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. (Photo: AP)

Amritsar: Parents of Indian national Hamid Ansari, who is lodged in a Pakistani jail, will seek to meet Pakistani Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz at the two-day Heart of Asia conference that begins in Amritsar on Saturday.

Mumbai-based Fauzia Ansari and her husband Nihal arrived in the holy city carrying several placards with the hope of getting back their son, who has already completed his jail term, from the neighbouring country.

 

Fauzia said she had written a letter to Aziz seeking an appointment to request for the release of her 32-year-old son.

She said as there was no reply from Aziz's office, she will now stand near the venue of the conference and display placards.

Hamid, an IT engineer and an MBA degree holder, had gone to Kabul on November 4, 2012 from where he wanted to reach Pakistan allegedly to meet a Pakistni girl he had been in touch with through e-mails.

There was no whereabouts of him after November 10.

The deputy attorney general of Pakistan had informed the court that Hamid was in the custody of Pakistani army and had been awarded three years' imprisonment.

 

Fauzia had filed a writ petition in the Peshawar High Court seeking release of her son after the completion of his jail term.

The petition was dismissed as the court had observed that army would decide on his release since he was in its custody.

Tags: sartaj aziz, heart of asia, indian prisoner
Location: India, Punjab, Amritsar