Burney urges PM to reunite Pak mother with her son

KARACHI: Ansar Burney Trust International Chairman Ansar Burney on Tuesday requested President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Foreign Affairs’ Adviser Sartaj Aziz and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to cooperate with Ansar Burney Trust in bringing Pakistani minor boy Ramzan (15) stranded in a shelter home in Bhopal, India, by claiming his custody as Pakistani citizen by birth, without any further delay.

Burney, while addressing the Presidency, Prime Minister Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior at Islamabad, requested to ask the authorities concerned, including Pakistan High Commission in Delhi, India to expedite their efforts to claim the custody and repatriation process of the minor boy to be reunited with his separated mother and family, who are waiting for him back in Pakistan.

Burney said that unlike India who claimed and took away Geeta without even confirmation of her Indian nationality or finding her biological parents, the unexplained and implausible delay on part of our government to claim its own national, who is a confirmed citizen of Pakistan by virtue of documentary evidence produced by Ansar Burney Trust in this regard, and in presence of the statutory law–the Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951, which clearly substantiates and authenticate the citizenship of minor boy Ramzan and his family as their right by birth.

Burney maintained that due to such inordinate delay, the matter has been ridiculed and the image of Pakistan is humiliating in the eyes of the world at large, therefore, he requested the Pakistan’s government to cooperate with Ansar Burney Trust in bringing the stranded boy from India back to his homeland, without further delay to be reunited with her biological mother and family who are anxiously looking forward to meet and reunite with once again.