Woman warns of setting herself on fire -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Woman warns of setting herself on fire

QUETTA, May 23: The mother of Ghulam Haider Raisani, who is detained in the Quetta jail, threatened on Friday to burn herself to death if her son was handed over to Iran.

Addressing a press conference along with another woman at the press club, she called upon the government to immediately release Ghulam Haider.

She said her son was a Pakistan citizen and had the national identity card and school certificate, but the government planned to hand him over to the Iranian authorities on May 26.

She said that if her son was handed over to a foreign country the so-called champions of Baloch rights, Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi and Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani, would be exposed before the international community.

Meanwhile, activists of the Baloch Students Organisation held a demonstration outside the press club in protest against the government’s decision of handing over Ghulam Haider to Iran.

They said the Baloch people would not give up their struggle against the anti-Baloch forces.
Source: Dawn
Date:5/24/2008