Burney striving for release of eight Pakistanis from Eritrean jail
ISLAMABAD: The Ansar Burney Trust International is searching for eight missing Pakistanis who are reportedly facing life imprisonment in an Eritrean prison since 1993.
According to a press release, Ansar Burney, former UN adviser on human rights and a former federal minister, has contacted the Eritrean government and has also appealed to the Pakistan president, prime minister and Foreign Ministry for assistance in search for the missing Pakistanis. He called upon the Eritrean authorities to immediately release eight Pakistanis who have been in detention there for a crime they had never committed.
In a letter to the Eritrean authorities, Ansar Burney Advocate demanded immediate release of eight Pakistanis who had gone to Eritrea on a preaching mission and were reportedly arrested in November 1993 from Khalid bin Walid Mosque in the Eritrean capital, Asmara. They include Itbar Khan, Haji Nowshad Khan, Mirza Khan, Mian Muhammad Khan, Hafiz Saeed Ahmad, Sher Muhammad Khan, Habibullah Khan and Hunner Sher Khan.