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Mother of MQM man held in UAE seeks govt help

Mother of MQM man held in UAE seeks govt help

KARACHI: The mother of Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist Ahmed Saeed aka Bharam appealed to the president and other authorities on Saturday to bring back her son to Pakistan from the United Arab Emirates and provide him justice.

Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Saturday, she said that her son was taken into custody in Sharjah on March 14 and three days later all television channels in Pakistan aired the news that the Sharjah police arrested the ‘militant commander’ of a political party who was involved in various cases.

She said that her son was living with his family in the UAE where he was doing a small business to earn his livelihood.

On March 14, she said, a senior officer of the Sharjah immigration phoned Saeed asking him to come to his office. He went there but did not return. So his wife went to the immigration office where she met her husband. Next day, she was told that the Sharjah police had sent him to prison, the mother added.

She said that her son was falsely implicated in 1998 in the murder case of four American employees and a Pakistani driver of the Union Texas Pakistan as he was acquitted in 2004.

Also present at the press conference was the sister-in-law of Saeed, who said she came to know that her husband, Arfeen, was also arrested in the UAE.

The mother of Saeed and Arfeen appealed to the authorities that her sons were innocent and they should be brought back to Pakistan to provide justice.

Published in Dawn, March 20th, 2016

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