Pakistani prisoners

Sir: According to a news reports, there are three Pakistani fishermen are said to be languishing in a Yemeni prison for more than a decade.

The three fishermen, identified as Saleem Dad, Imam Baksh Ayub, and Khuda Baksh Lal, said their fellow inmate Ghulam Wali Mohammad had died during the custody.

Family members of Imam Baksh said Yemeni authorities had reportedly arrested 11 fishermen when they allegedly drifted into Yemen’s territorial water after losing way in the sea.

The prisoners have requested the prime minister and the foreign minister to look into the matter and help them secure a release.

Another news report recently revealed that there are at least Pakistani prisoners in Guatemala prison which have been left there unnoticed.

Pakistani government should start taking its own people seriously and take serious notice of it.

Akram Salahuddin


Published in Daily Times, March 6th 2018.