Rajkot: Former Pakistan Law minister Iqbal
Haider has claimed that there are no Prisoners of War (PoWs)
languishing in Pakistan jails.
Haider told this to media last night on the sidelines of
meeting with the kin of Indian prisoners in Pakistan jails.
Even though the city-based human rights activist M K
Paul, working towards tracing the missing Indian defence
personnel for more than three decades, submitted a list of 54
Indian PoWs from 1971 war, Haider maintained that there are no
Indian PoWs in Pakistan jails.
"Presently we have no prisoners of war in Pakistan jails.
But if anyone has detailed information about the PoWs, we
would find out the truth and try to release them," he said.
A four-member delegation from Pakistan, led by Haider, is
in India to meet the kin of Indian prisoners in Pakistan. The
delegation also comprises former Pakistan Supreme Court
Justice Naseer Aslam Jahaid, Karamat Ali and Mohmmad Ali Shah,
both, members of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum.
The delegation is accompanied by Jatin Desai, an activist
of fishermen rights from Mumbai.