Saturday Jan 12, 2019
KARACHI: Zubaida Khanum, the mother of Muhamamd Fahad who has been serving jail sentences in India for the last 13 years in fake cases, has appealed to the government of Pakistan to launch substantive diplomatic efforts to bring back her son.
Khanum, a resident of Karachi's North Nazimabad area, while speaking to Geo News said, "Fahad was arrested by Indian authorities when he visited his grandmother in the neighboring country in 2006. He has since been booked under fictitious cases."
The mother lamented that Pakistani authorities never launched any serious effort to bring back her son, although Indian courts dismissed a number of charges, including terrorism, lodged against him.
Khanum said that her son now faces only one case, but the police officer who registered the case against him is not appearing before court, which is prolonging his unlawful sentence.
The grieving mother added that she has appealed to the relevant Pakistani authorities on every available forum but to no effect.
"I want the government of Pakistan to launch efforts to free Fahad. It will be 13 years since he was sentenced. I want to see him now," she said.