Somali pirates case: Full ransom still not collected

Published: May 13, 2011
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Ansar Burney says pirates have said they will not extend nine-day deadline any further.

Ansar Burney says pirates have said they will not extend nine-day deadline any further.

KARACHI: The full amount of ransom money has not yet been collected for the release of the Pakistani sailors being held in the captivity of Somali pirates.

The total ransom demanded $2.1 million. So far $1.6 million have been collected by the shipping company and Pakistani philanthropists.

Indian Senator KD Singh had assured that the remaining $500,000 would be transferred to a Dubai bank, but the amount has still not been received.

Human Rights activist Ansar Burney said the Somali pirates have made it clear that they will not extend their nine-day deadline any further.

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