Contempt case against Pak Foreign Minister
Besides Kasuri, a prisoner's wife has filed contempt of court case against Foreign Secy Riaz Muhammad Khan.india Updated: Jun 28, 2006 19:07 IST
The wife of a Pakistani prisoner held in the US detention facility at Gauntanamo Bay has filed a contempt of court case against Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri in the Sindh High Court for failing to obey the judge's order to get her husband freed.
Besides Kasuri, she has filed the contempt of court case against Foreign Secretary Riaz Muhammad Khan and Cabinet Secretary Ijaz Rahim.
In her petition, Farhat Paracha, wife of Saifullah Paracha, a Pakistani businessmen, complained that despite the court's earlier order to the government to bring back her husband from Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba and ensure his fundamental rights through diplomatic and other possible channels, the Foreign Office had done nothing in this regard.
She pleaded to the court to take action against Kasuri, Khan and Rahim for contempt as they had defied the court order and direct them to bring Paracha back.
Paracha reportedly went missing while travelling to Bangkok from Karachi. After this, Paracha's wife filed a petition in the Sindh High Court for his recovery.
During the hearing of the case, it was revealed that Paracha was arrested by the American agency FBI from Bangkok Airport and taken to Gauntanamo Bay, The Nation daily reported.