The family of a Pakistani citizen, Amjad Ali Mughal, has appealed to the President of Pakistan and representatives of Aman Ki Asha to help them in Moghal’s release from an Indian jail.
Hameeda Begum, mother of Amjad Ali, who was accompanied by Nadeem, brother of Amjad, said Thursday that her son had been languishing in an Indian jail for the last 19 years. She said that, with a valid Pakistani passport and Indian visa, Amjad had gone to New Delhi to sell steel items in 1993 but the authorities arrested and later convicted him on terror charges. She said that Amjad used to visit India frequently to sell steel items there. A resident of Rang Mahal, Hameeda said that the Indian authorities were yet to release her son despite the fact that he had completed life term some four years ago.
Hameeda Begum and Nadeem appealed to the Chief Justice and the President of Pakistan and his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh to ensure immediate release of her son. They also urged the Interior Ministry of Pakistan to take up the case of her son with the Indian authorities at some appropriate level to ensure his early release. Amjad was convicted on September 25, 1996 and given life imprisonment (up to 14 years in jail). He has completed his life term in imprisonment. Even the Indian authorities granted him three years remission in imprisonment because of his good behaviour.