Ansar Burney's deportation issue sorted out: Pak
The Indian Government has been in touch with the former Pakistan human rights minister and the matter has been sorted out, a senior Pakistani official said.india Updated: Jun 05, 2008 23:59 IST
Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney was denied entry into India on his arrival at the New Delhi airport last week due to a "misunderstanding" and the matter was subsequently sorted out, a Foreign Office spokesman said in Islamabad on Thursday.
The Indian government was in touch with Burney, former Pakistani human rights minister, after the incident and the matter had been sorted out, Mohammad Sadiq told a weekly news briefing.
Replying to a question, the spokesman said Burney was not allowed entry into India because of a misunderstanding.
Burney, who played a key role in the release of Indian death row prisoner Kashmir Singh and has been campaigning for clemency for another prisoner sentenced to death Sarabjit Singh, was deported from India to Dubai shortly after he arrived in New Delhi on an Emirates Airways flight on May 30.
Indian officials initially said Burney was deported because a "look-out" notice had been issued against him. The Home Ministry later explained that he was deported due to "inadequate documentation".
Following his deportation, Burney travelled from Dubai to London.