Pakistan finally decides to own Pakistanis jailed in infamous Guantanamo

Guantanamo Bay

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led federal government finally showed interest previously disowned five Pakistani prisoners jailed in infamous Guantanamo Bay.

According to the Foreign Office (FO)’s spokesperson the Federal Interior Ministry contacted Foreign Office to acquire the details of five Pakistani prisoners jailed by US authorities for the crimes still unknown.

The FO’s spokesperson stated that Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan himself showed interest in knowing the details which would be provided by the relevant authorities.

PakistanTribe reported on March 21 that FO office for the first time accepted that there were five Pakistanis in America’s infamous jail.

During a routine weekly briefing at foreign office on March 13, one journalist raised a question about whether there were any Pakistanis in infamously famous US offshore jail. Upon which, spokesperson could not give any satisfactory reply.

However, it was only a week later when when spokesperson started the briefing addressing the pertaining issue and admitted the presence of at least five Pakistanis in US prison.

Spokesperson identified those Pakistanis with names of Saifullah Piracha, Majid Khan, Ghulam Ahmed Rabbani, Muhammad Ahmed Rabbani and Ammar Ali Balochi.

“We have, at the moment, five detainees at Guantanamo. In August 2006, a two member Pakistani delegation from theMinistry of Interior visited US Naval facility at Guantanamo Bay. They reported that there were six Pakistani nationals out of the 164 detainees at the Bay. The negotiations continued. In 2011, our Mission in Washington requested the US State Department to grant consular access to the five Pakistani citizens detained. One out of the six had been released,” spokesperson told media representatives.

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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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