Release my 80-year-old father, Pakistani to India

Pakistan`s Abdul Jalil, 80, is languishing in an Indian prison since 1971.

Updated: Feb 23, 2012, 12:36 PM IST

Islamabad: An 80-year-old man who is languishing in an Indian prison since 1971 should be released, pleaded the prisoner`s son in Pakistan`s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Gul Rehman of Batkhela town said that his now 80-year-old father, Abdul Jalil, and his uncle, Ghulam Sarwar, had gone to Bangladesh to earn a living before the fall of East Pakistan.

They disappeared in 1971 and were later reported to be in an Indian prison, said Dawn.

Rehman demanded that his father should be set free.

He said his grandmother, Bibi Hawa, had been waiting for her son`s homecoming for over four decades.

"Her last wish is to see her son home," he was quoted as saying.

Locals said people jailed with Jalil had been released years ago.

IANS