A 73-year-old man from Pakistan who’s the oldest prisoner on the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on the US base in Cuba will quickly return to the nation, the federal government knowledgeable the Senate on Friday.
Saifullah Paracha, who has been held on suspicion of ties to Al Qaeda however by no means charged with a criminal offense, will quickly returning to Pakistan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan stated.
Throughout Query Hour, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Mushtaq Ahmed had requested why the Pakistani nationwide, a rich businessman, regardless of being cleared by the US jail overview board earlier this yr, Paracha had not returned to Pakistan.
Replying to his question, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Khan stated that the federal government was coordinating with the US authorities for the repatriation of Paracha and another Pakistanis from Guantanamo Bay.
In a written reply to the Senate, the US State Division acknowledged that Washington was involved with Islamabad and the 2 international locations have been finishing the mandatory formalities for Paracha’s extradition to Pakistan, The Specific Tribune reported.
In Could, it was reported that Paracha’s household in Karachi was awaiting his return after languishing greater than 17 years on the infamous facility for dreaded terrorists.
Paracha was arrested by US intelligence personnel from Thailand in 2003 on the cost of getting hyperlinks to Al-Qaeda. Authorities had alleged that he was a “facilitator” for Al Qaeda who helped two of the conspirators within the 9/11 terror plot with a monetary transaction.
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