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Musharraf Law Suit For Handing Pakistanis To US

Musharraf Served Law Suit For Handing Pakistanis To US

Karachi, Pakistan: A prominent Pakistani human rights group has sent a legal notice to the President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, in which it asked the miliatry dictator to justify his arrest and handover of more than 400 innocent inmates to the US.

In his legal notice to President Musharraf, Pakistan's renowned human rights crusader, Ansar Burney, head of The Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International, strongly condemned the continuing arrests of innocents by the FBI and other US security agencies from Pakistan and their illegal confinement in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The Trust believes the arrests amount to a clear violation of Human and Civil Liberties of Pakistanis as well as against the United Nations charter of Human Rights.

"Only to please United States, you have not only played with Sovereignty, independence and integrity of Pakistan but you also violated the law of the land," the organisation said in the letter. "Such arrests and their take away from Pakistan bye American Authorities, without fulfilling legal formalities, are illegal and mount to be kidnapping of innocent nationals by their own government."

The letter also demanded the repatriation of all prisoners in US custody and for those whom courts deem necessary, trial in Pakistan. "We have no sympathy what so ever with criminals and justice should definitely be done with terrorists and hardened criminals, but we will not allow the arrest of innocents from Pakistan on the fake name of 'War against Terrorism' and after their arrest, handing them over to USA. It is the worst kind of violation of human rights , of the Pakistani constitution and the law of the land".

Mr Burney added: "Day by day Pakistani nationals arelosing their sovereignty, independence, integrity, prosperity and future due to the irresponsible attitude and behavior of the government towards its own nationals. Pakistanis are not only unsafe in foreign countries but not safe in Pakistan."


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