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Relatives demand release of 400 Pakistanis inmates languishing in Chinese jails

Relatives demand release of 400 Pakistanis inmates languishing in Chinese jails
February 20, 2018

PESHAWAR: Relatives of more than 400 Pakistanis inmates languishing in Chinese jails staged a protest demanding release of their near and dears and appealed to the Government of Pakistan to bring them back.

The protesting relatives said that the jailed Pakistanis have completed their sentences, they were yet to be released.

Addressing a press conference here at Peshawar Press Club, Town-I councilor Nazak bibi urged the Foreign Office of Pakistan to take up the issue with Chinese government.

She said that the inmates were neither provided with food nor allowed to worship their religion inside the jails, adding that most of the prisoners have attracted serious diseases due to harsh conditions and lack of health facilities inside the jails.

Talking to Tribal News Network, she said that relatives were in contact with prisoners who informed them (relatives) that they were being subjected to severe physical and mental torture in the prison.

Quoting the prisoners, she said that the Pakistani inmates were forced to work for 18 hours daily which was inhuman and that was why  a resident of Rawalpindi died last year due to severe conditions.

The relatives appealed Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to bring back the inmates.

The relatives, later, staged a protest and chanted slogans against the Chinese government. A protesters Wasim Khan said that Pakistan should take up the issue with Chinese government under an agreement for exchange of prisoners.


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