FO summons Indian envoy over killing of Pakistani prisoner
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Pakistan has summoned India's Charge d'Affaires to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday and handed over a demarche to him conveying Islamabad's strong protest against the extra-judicial killing of a Pakistani prisoner, Muhammad Ali Hussain, reported 24 News HD Tv Channel Friday.
He had been jailed in Kot Bhalwal Prison in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) since 2006 and was killed by Indian Occupation Forces in a fake encounter that took place in the Arnia, IIOJK.
The Indian diplomat was told that Mr. Hussain’s death under mysterious circumstances has once again substantiated Pakistan’s long-standing position that Indian forces are routinely involved in the killings of Pakistani and Kashmiri prisoners. He was also reminded of the case of Zia Mustafa, another Pakistani prisoner, who was murdered by Indian authorities in a similar fake encounter last year.
It was underscored that the narrative being spun about Muhammad Ali Hussain was not only fallacious but deceptive. The reality is that Hussain’s death was nothing but cold-blooded murder. Pakistan’s serious concerns over the safety, security, and well-being of other Pakistani prisoners in Indian custody were also raised.
Pakistan has demanded that the Indian government must immediately share the details of this particular incident, including a credible post-mortem report to determine the cause of death and undertake a transparent investigation to bring to account whoever is responsible for the murder of the Pakistani prisoner.
Pakistan also reiterates its call to the international community to hold India accountable for its gross violations of international humanitarian law and ensure that Pakistani and Kashmiri prisoners under Indian custody are not expended as cannon fodder in the execution of India’s nefarious designs in the IIOJK.