Pakistan in contact with Israel over recovery of 16 missing persons: Sartaj Aziz

Published: May 19, 2015
Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday informed the Senate that it is indirectly trying to contact Israel through the embassies of US and Jordan in order to recover the 16 missing Pakistanis.

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that government is trying to establish contacts with Israel indirectly through the American and Jordanian embassies to verify and recover the 16 Pakistani nationals allegedly languishing in Israeli jail.

Senator Shahi Syed from the Awami National Party [ANP] had invited government’s attention to imprisonment of 16 Pakistani nationals in the prisons of Israel.

The Advisor said that the 16 Pakistanis had gone missing in 2009 when a merchant vessel MV Danny FII, carrying 83 passengers and crew, had capsized in the Red Sea.

“It has still not yet been confirmed that the missing Pakistanis are in Israeli jails,” Aziz said, adding that Israeli authorities have not responded to the issue as yet.

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  • May 20, 2015 - 1:09AM

    our country men are lost and you are similing Mr aziz!!Recommend

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    May 20, 2015 - 7:27AM

    Only direct contact yeild result in such cases . Mr Aziz go there and ask help directly from them . Israeilis are very cooperative and helpful .Recommend

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    May 22, 2015 - 6:47PM

    Jews are the follower of first religion in the middle east out of influence of that religion Christanity and Islam came in to existance . In this sense they are close to you and you are closer to Christians but your relation with both of them is strained . The fact is that Christians respect their ancesters while you are at war with them . Most of the muslims in the subcontinent are converted Hindu and their relation with their ancesteral race is also strained . It means in Islam there is no place for respect to the ancesters . In contrast to it Hindu treate monkey as god and accept that they are descendant of HANUMAN (The monkey god of hindus ) Now christians also according to Darwin law started to understand our ancesteral line and we have coardial relation with them . After all we all are Homosepience having common origin therefore don’t hate Israeilies . Recognize Israeil and develop good relation with them . Take this humanitarian issue as an oppoutunity to go ahead in this regard .Recommend

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