Killing of Pakistani in Indian jail should be raised at international forums: Heirs

SIALKOT: In Pasrur the heirs of slain Pakistani prisoner Shaukat Ali, who was allegedly tortured to death in an Indian jail, have urged the Pakistan government to take up this matter at every international forum to globally pressurize India to halt such brutally killings in future, besides asking India to make its jails safe for the foreign prisoners as well.

Talking to the newsmen at village Siyal Jattan-Sabzpeer in Sialkot district’s Pasrur tehsil here Sunday, Barkat Ali (70 years old), the father of slain Shaukat Ali urged the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to take up the matter of brutal assassinations of Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails and globally pressurize India to halt such incidents in future.

Grieved family urged the Pakistan to rethink about giving MFN Status to India, saying that Pakistan should take up this nasty matter at every international forum to tame India.

The grieved family urged the Pakistan government to make all out efforts to bring the dead body back to Pasrur-Sialkot from Indian jail near Occupied Jammu and Kashmir for his burial at his native graveyard at village Siyal Jattan, Pasrur tehsil here.

Meanwhile, the people of slain Shaukat Ali’s native village Siyal Jattan-Sabzpeer near Sialkot have urged Pakistani government to lodge strong protest against India at every international forum before giving MFN Status to India.

Another slain Pakistani prisoner Shaukat Ali (32), who died in an Indian jail near Sri Nagar two days ago, belonged to bordering village Siyal Jattan-Sabzpeer of Pasrur tehsil near Sialkot here. He was the second Sialkot based Pakistani prisoner killed in Indian jail during the last ten months after Sana Ullah, who was died in another Indian jail. Sialkot based Pakistani prisoner Sana Ullah was tortured to death in an Indian jail near Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in May 2013.

Barkat Ali (70 years old), the father of slain Shaukat Ali told that the grieved family has been informed officially about the assassination of their beloved son Shaukat Ali in an Indian jail. He said that slain Shaukat was very brave and he could never think to commit suicide. Old man said that his beloved son Shaukat Ali was brutally tortured to death by the Indian jail officials.

Grieved family added that Shaukat Ali, the only son of his parents, was an industrial worker at a soccer balls manufacturing factory in Sialkot. He had mistakenly entered into an Indian territory through the zigzagged Sialkot Working Boundary near bordering village Bajra Garhi-Sialkot in February 2011 (three years ago). He had married eight years ago but he had divorced his wife due to some domestic disputes.

The grieved family and heirs added that this nasty death has raised the curtain from the face of India, which have miserably failed to protect the prisoners in Indian jails.

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