The travel documents of Osama bin Laden’s family members have been completed by the interior and foreign affairs ministry — his Yemini wife and five children will be deported back after serving a seven-day prison sentence.
Al Qaeda’s slain chief’s family lawyer Muhammad Atif said on Monday that the travel documents for his Yemini wife, Amal Ahmad Abdul Fatheh, and five children have been completed by the ministries and arrangements for the Saudi family members – comprising two widows and children – is in its final phase with authorities maintaining constant contact with the Saudi embassy in Islamabad and Riyadh to get their passports and tickets confirmed.
The lawyer added that after completing the remaining sentence, which is seven more days now, Bin Laden’s family members will be deported back to Yemen and Saudi Arabia, respectively.
“After completing their sentence, all of his family survivors will be deported to Saudi Arabia and Yemen as the process of preparing their travel documents is almost complete,” said Atif.
A senior civil judge indicted Bin Laden’s family on April 2, 2012 for having resided illegally in Pakistan.
Senior civil judge Shahrukh Arjumand handed down a 45-day imprisonment along with a fine of Rs10,000 each, to three of Bin Laden’s widows and two daughters, after the investigative unit of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) informed that the family had been residing illegally in the country.
During the proceeding of the case, judge Arjumand handed the sentence to widows Amal, Silham Sharif and Kharia Hussain Sabir; and two daughters, 17-year-old Maryam and 21-year-old Sumiya, revealed the family’s lawyer while talking to The Express Tribune.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2012.
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