Islamabad: The former Federal Minister for human rights, Ansar Burney has said that Ansar Burney Trust International is working hard to rescue 25 crew members of MV MEEM stuck in Nacala, Mozambique which is 2500 k.m. away from capital Maputo.
The Ansar Burney Trust also working to bring the dead body of 2nd Engineer, Ghulam Hussain expired two days earlier and to make necessary arrangement for provision of food and other basic amenities to the occupants, who have been stranded at the unfortunate ship, since January.
In a press statement, Ansar Burney said that Vice Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust, Syed Fahad Burney has already been asked to leave for Mozambique to rescue 18 Pakistanis, 4 Indians, one Egyptian and one Bangladeshi on Board and also to bring the dead body of 2nd Engineer, Ghulam Hussain and now his body is lying in Nacala General Hospital in Mozambique.
Ansar Burney in this regard highly appreciated the kind assistance and support of Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan High Commissions at South Africa and Kenya to Ansar Burney Trust.
Fahad Burney said 19 Pakistanis, 4 Indians, 1 Egyptian and one Bangladeshi stuck/detained in a Ship M. V. MEEM, Flag Panama, since January without food, clean water and due to engine failure without electricity. The Ship is inside of Nacala Port in Mozambique and Ansar Burney Trust is working to rescue all of them.
He said the Nineteen Pakistanis struck/detained on the above ship are: Riaz Shahid, Mohd Javed, Azmatullah, Mohd Muneer, Ghulam Hussain, Mohd Yousaf, Mohd Musa, Ali Ahmad, Barkat Ali, Ehtesham, Mohd Zeeshan, Badshah, Shahzain, Iqbal, Javed Iqbal, Fahim, Sattar Amjad Ali, Sajid. The 4 Indian Nationals are Sunil, Joshi, Guljeet Singh and Iftikhar Khan. 1 Bangladeshi National Babal and one Egypt National Shahban.