Family of Pakistani jailed in India seeks his release

06 Mar, 2016 2:29 pm

SARGODHA (92 News) – Parents of a Pakistani engineer jailed in India have requested Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to show compassion and release him on humanitarian grounds.

Then 23 Computer engineer Muhammad Irfan, went to India in 2007 but couldn’t return as he got injured in Samjhoota Express blast and was shifted to Indian hospital from where he was arrested by the Indian authorities.

Later, Muhammad Irfan was shifted to jail in Amritsar. Almost nine years after the incident the computer engineer from Sargodha languishing in an Indian jail, there is some good news for his family who were told he was dead. The family in Pakistan has been contacted by the local police and embassy officials confirming Mohammed Irfan’s presence in Amritsar jail.


Irfan’s brother Mubashir said that the local station officer in Sargodha had visited the family enquiring about Irfan. “He told us he was likely to be released soon and he had to verify his antecedents and whereabouts. The officers also took some documents from us and noted down all the details,” said Mubashir.




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