ISLAMABAD: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has assured President Mamnoon Hussain of contemplating, on humanitarian grounds, the return of terminally unwell Pakistani prisoner Zulfiqar Ali to his nation.
Throughout a gathering together with his Pakistani counterpart, the Indonesian president stated Ali’s case was subjudice. Nevertheless, Widodo stated, he would respect Pakistan’s want and contemplate the request.
The Indonesian president arrived in Pakistan earlier on Friday. The top of state and his spouse have been acquired by the president and senior authorities officers at Nur Khan Airbase in Chaklala, Rawalpindi.
Earlier, Ali’s mom had appealed to the Pakistani authorities for the return of her son from Indonesia.
“Even the docs have informed him that he doesn’t have a lot time,” stated the mom whereas talking on Geo News present Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath.
A father of 5 from Mughalpura space of Lahore, fifty three-yr-previous Ali has been languishing in an Indonesian jail for nearly 14 years. He was arrested in 2004, charged with possession of 300 grammes of heroin, and sentenced to demise.
His legal professionals say he’s harmless and have alleged critical violations of due course of at each stage of the trial and attraction course of.
“After being detained for almost 14 years for a wrongful conviction, Zulfiqar might die in jail whereas ready to be executed,” stated the Justice Challenge Pakistan, a human rights organisation offering authorized counsel for weak Pakistani prisoners.
Docs have estimated Ali’s life expectancy to be three months.
“His attending doctor confirmed final month that Zulfiqar has been affected by most cancers in each lobes of the liver. He’s additionally affected by continual liver cirrhosis and Diabetes Mellitus,” the JPP stated in a press launch.
Ali was scheduled to be executed in July 2016, however acquired a final-minute reprieve after diplomatic intervention by the Pakistani authorities and strain from human rights teams. However he stays on dying row.
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