Somali pirates: Ransom to be paid on May 16

Pakistan’s contribution to the ransom is $600,000, while India has contributed $500,000.


Express May 05, 2011

KARACHI: Somali pirates will be paid the ransom by May 16 to secure the release of four Pakistani men held hostage. Ansar Burney negotiated this settlement on Monday.

The hostages are expected to return home by the end of May and the ship will be docked at either Mombasa, the Suez Canal or Karachi. Earlier, the pirates had given time till May 3 to pay the ransom.

A total of $2.1 million will be sent to the pirates through the Ansar Burney Trust account and will be delivered by a private shipping company, which has contributed $1 million.

Pakistan’s contribution to the ransom is $600,000, while India has contributed $500,000.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2011.

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