Govt claims it is doing everything to secure Captain Wasi's release

Ports and shipping secretary says govt is in touch with family of captain in the captivity of Somali pirates.


Express April 19, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The ports and shipping secretary on Tuesday claimed that the government is in touch with the family of ship Captain Wasi who is in the captivity of Somali pirates.

In a briefing to the Senate Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping, the secretary said the government is doing everything it can for the captain's release.

However, Captain Wasi's family has claimed that the government hasn't taken notice of the incident and the ransom deadline given by the pirates is only three days away.

Somali pirates holding the captain have demanded $2.1 million to free Captain Wasi. Wasi's daughter Laila announced that she would sell her kidney to save her father's life.

Interestingly, the shipping company Captain Wasi works for has offered $1 million, while an an international NGO has announced it would pay $500,000 for his release.

COMMENTS (6)

Usman Shahzad | 10 years ago | Reply Bank Al Habib in the name of Durdana Wasi/Aisha and the Account Number is 1066-0081-009278-01-9 Swift Code BAHLPKKA.
Farhan Amir Siddiqui | 10 years ago | Reply Can anyone please tell how to contact these guys for a little help from my side?. Account details or ways to help them would be much appreciated.
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