Repeated claims made by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial government about the safety of Dr Shakil Afridi during his incarceration in Peshawar’s central prison were refuted by his family members on Thursday.
Talking to the media following an appeal hearing against Dr Shakil Afridi’s conviction, his brother, Jamil Afridi, said it would be better to keep Dr Afridi in the Central Prison Peshawar as the family considered it safe.
A panel of lawyers, including Dr Afridi’s relative Qamar Afridi, had submitted an appeal on June 1 with the commissioner Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) Tariq Jamil, challenging the verdict of Assistant Political Agent (APA) Khyber Agency.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2012.
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