Father of Pak man arrested in Chile urges govt. to ensure 'innocent' son's early release

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Islamabad, May 24 (ANI): The father of Saif-ur-Rehman, who was detained after traces of explosives were detected on him at the US Embassy in Chile, has urged the Pakistan Government to step in to the issue to ensue his 'innocent' son's immediate release.

Talking to media persons here, Mahmood Khan slammed the government for not doing enough to guarantee his son's release. Rehman was sent back to jail by a Chilean court on Saturday while designating him as "a danger to society."

"I will myself go to Chile to fight legal battle for my son," The Daily Times quoted Khan, as saying.

Rehman had appealed to the US authorities to trust him, saying he was not involved in any wrongdoing.

"I have friends and family in the US and more than anyone I want America to be safe and secure. I have been to the US and I greatly admire the American values of truth, justice and freedom," a statement released by him stated.

"As my defence pleaded, the panic appears to have stemmed from a false alarm... Please, have your trust in me. I have no knowledge of any substance that can cause harm to anyone. I wish the perpetrators of violence are caught," Rehman had said.

He described the whole controversy as part of a 'big misunderstanding', which could have been a result of some kind of 'mistaken identity.'

Traces of Tetryl, a compound used as a booster to help detonate explosives, was found on documents and the mobile phone recovered from Rehman, while he was trying to enter the US Embassy in Chile earlier this month. (ANI)

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