ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday summoned the Indian Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad to foreign ministry to lodge a strong protest on the extra-judicial killing of a Pakistani civil prisoner by Indian Occupation Forces in a fake encounter in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The Indian army extrajudicially killed Pakistani prisoner Muhammad Ali Hussein, who had been held at the Kot Bhalwal prison in the IIOJK since 2006.
The Indian diplomat was told that Hussein died mysteriously at a location far from the prison, reaffirming Pakistan’s long-standing position that Indian occupying forces in the IIOJK are often involved in orchestrated attacks and extrajudicial attacks on Pakistani and Kashmir prisoners. execution.
He also recalled the case of another Pakistani prisoner, Zia Mustafa, who was murdered by Indian authorities in a similar fake encounter last year.
A foreign ministry spokesman said it was not only wrong but deceitful to stress that Mohammad Ali Hussein allegedly attacked security forces and tried to flee when he was taken to a suspected weapons smuggling location.
He said the reality was that Hussein’s death was nothing more than a 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 sought 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.
“Government of India has also been called upon to ensure prompt and expeditious repatriation of the mortal remains of the deceased to Pakistan, as per the wishes of his family,,’ the spokesperson added.
Pakistan also reiterates its call to the international community to hold India accountable for its gross and systematic 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.