Pakistan Jail

  • Omar Sheikh attempts suicide in Pakistan jail February 16, 2014

    Karachi: Omar Saeed Sheikh, the terrorist freed by India in exchange for the hostages of a hijacked plane in 2000, has attempted suicide in a Pakistani jail, an official said. The British-Pakistani national, sentenced to death for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, attempted to take his life in Hyderabad...
  • 12 tales: The spies who came back from Pakistan and those who didn't September 27, 2013

    Spies - the forgotten warriors of the covert wars. They cross borders to help governments seek vital information and also to carry out secret operations. Though not remotely as glamourous a profession as cinema would like us to believe, their story takes on darker hues if they happen to be...
  • India's forgotten spies recount tales of horror May 15, 2013

    Srinagar: Thirty six years ago a young Vinod Sahni, crossed the Line of Control as Agent 22. Even today standing at the Line of Control (LoC) brings back memories. Memories from 36 years ago come rushing back to Sahni at the Suchetgarh border. "I was arrested near the tower as...
  • J&K: Hurriyat demands strengthening of security in jails May 4, 2013

    Srinagar: The hardline Hurriyat Conference on Saturday demanded strengthening of security apparatus inside Indian and Pakistani jails to stop murderous assaults on inmates. "It is the responsibility of both countries to ensure safety of prisoners in their jails. We appeal for strengthening of security in the jails across the border...
  • J&K govt to approach Centre over Indian prisoner's death in Pak March 27, 2013

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Wednesday it will approach the Foreign Ministry to seek the post-mortem report of Indian prisoner Chamel Singh, who died in a Pakistani jail. He was allegedly tortured to death in the prison, as claimed by some media reports. An initial autopsy report has...
  • Pak holding 74 Indian defence men since 1971: Govt August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of the talks between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan, the Government on Thursday said 74 Indian defence personnel, including 54 prisoners of war, are believed to be in Pakistani jails since 1971, but Islamabad has not acknowledged it so far. "As on August 16, 2012, as...
  • PIL for release of Indians from Pak jails rejected July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to take steps for setting free more than 50 Indians lodged in Pakistan jails, saying "the government of India continues its effort to release them". Dismissing two PILs filed by Madangopal Khushiram Paul, an advocate and...
  • Sarabjit files fresh appeal seeking mercy: lawyer July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh has filed a fresh appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari seeking mercy on the occasion of that country's Independence Day on August 14, his lawyer Awais Sheikh has said. Sheikh, who met Sarabjit in Lahore jail on Thursday, in an email...
  • Religious groups against Sarabjit's release: Burney June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: As celebrations continued over Surjeet Singh's return from Pakistan to India, efforts picked up to bring back another Indian prisoner from Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh. However, Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney admitted that the government there is under pressure from religious extremists who are against Sarabjit's release. Sarabjit's...
  • Time for India, Pak to review all prisoner cases in both the countries? June 27, 2012

    Hours after announcing that Sarabjit Singh would be released, Islamabad confirmed that it's not him, but another Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh who is being sent home. ...
  • Pak media calls Sarabjit fiasco a huge embarrassment June 27, 2012

    Islamabad: What should have been the release of an Indian death row prisoner has turned into an "international embarrassment" for the Pakistan government following the mix-up over the identity of two Indian nationals currently in a Pakistani jail. Hours after reports emerged yesterday that Pakistan was to release Sarabjit Singh, convicted...
  • Sarabjit-Surjeet fiasco due to miscommunication June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Poor communication among Pakistani authorities has been blamed for the Sarabjit-Surjeet fiasco on Wednesday. CNN-IBN has confirmed that Pakistan Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar had named Surjeet Singh as the person who was being released from Pakistani prison at 7.30 pm on Tuesday. But neither Babar, nor the Pakistan government tried...
  • Pak's Sarabjit-Surjeet goof up: the big questions June 27, 2012

    Sarabjit's sister, who has been leading the fight for his release, says they are disappointed but are still holding on to hope. ...
  • Pak acted irresponsibly: Sarabjit's lawyer June 27, 2012

    Lawyer Awais Sheikh is hopeful that Pakistan will release his other client Sarabjit Singh soon. ...
  • Sarabjit should also be released: Surjeet Singh's family June 27, 2012

    Surjeet Singh has been languishing in the same Pakistani prison as Sarabjit for 3 decades. ...
  • Pak blunder on Sarabjit: mistake or mischief? June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a cruel twist of fate for Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh and his family. Hours after announcing that he would be released, Islamabad has confirmed that it's not him, but another Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh who is being sent home. However, the big question is...
  • Why did Pakistan do this to my family, asks Sarabjit's sister June 27, 2012

    Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir appealed to the Indian government to intervene after the Pakistan faux pas. ...
  • Pak's faux pas leaves Sarabjit's family shocked June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a cruel twist for Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh and his family. Hours after announcing that he would be released, Islamabad has confirmed that it's not him, but another Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh who is being sent home. It was a major faux pas by the...
  • Osama case: Pak doctor refuses to eat prison meals June 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, has refused to eat meals provided by the jail authorities in Peshawar fearing he may be poisoned. Sources told Geo News, Afridi has refused to eat prison food, and that on his demand, prison...
  • Over 140 who fled Pakistan prison back in jail April 22, 2012

    Islamabad: As many as 143 of the 384 inmates who fled a prison in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province following an audacious Taliban attack are back in jail, an official said. Provincial Home Secretary Azam Khan told the Voice of America that out of 384 prisoners who fled, 108 have voluntarily returned...
  • Man returns from Pak jail, finds wife re-married April 16, 2012

    Samastipur: In what seems to be a cruel twist of fate, a man returned home to his village in Bihar after languishing in a Pakistani jail for 35 years only to find that nothing is the same anymore. He even has no family left. Singheshwar Chaudhary has returned home only...
  • 1971 PoW languishing in Pakistan jail? April 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Leading rights activist Ansar Burney claims that an Indian prisoner of war - captured during the 1971 war - has been found in a Pakistani jail. Burney says the PoW is Surjit Singh who was captured in 1971 and his jail term ended in December 2010. Burney says...
  • Govt pulled up for plight of PoWs in Pakistan September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday took a serious view of the fact that a prisoner of war (POW) of unsound mind has been languishing in a Pakistani jail since 1965 and asked the Central Government what steps were being taken to ensure the release of the man and...
  • Yes, I was an Indian spy in Pak: Kashmir Singh March 7, 2008

    Chandigarh: Kashmir Singh, who was freed from Pakistani jail after 35 years, on Friday, has admitted that he was indeed an Indian spy and did his best to serve the country. He, however, deplored that successive governments at the Centre did nothing for his family. "After my arrest in 1974,...