'6 Pakistanis in Guantanamo prison'

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Islamabad, Nov 11: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday, Nov 10 informed the National Assembly that there are six Pakistani nationals lodged in the Guantanamo bay detention camp. Earlier, on October 31, the Foreign Office had stated that there were five Pakistanis in the US prison.

The foreign minister identified the six Pakistanis as Hafiz Qari Mohammed Saad Iqbal Madni (sent to Guantanamo in July 2002), Saifullah Paracha (Sept 2004), Abdul Rabbani Abd Al Rahim Abu Rahman (Sept 2004), Mohammad Ahmad Ghulam Rabbani (Sept 2004), Majid Khan (The State Department could not give the date when he was brought to Guantanamo bay) and Ammar Al Baluchi (Sept 2006), reported the Dawn.

Qureshi said that the government had been trying at political and diplomatic levels for early repatriation of the Pakistanis.


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