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big herted pakistanis paid ransom money for indians

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Hammad Khan, Jun 14, 2011.

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  1. Hammad Khan

    Hammad Khan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Somali pirates finally release 22 hostages including six Indians
    Monday, Jun 13, 2011,

    Somali pirates today released 22 crew members, including six Indians and four Pakistanis, of a hijacked merchant vessel after ransom was paid to them, leading rights activist Ansar Burney said.

    The pirates had taken the crew members, including Egyptians and a Sri Lankan, hostage after capturing the vessel MV Suez last year and demanded $2.1 million for their release. The ship belongs to an Egyptian company.

    an indian after promising to gather ransom money and getting all the media publicity later refused to pay.
    sindh governor dr ishrat ul ibaad and ISI chief general shuja pasha played the important role in it.

    Burney, who negotiated with the pirates and raised money through donations, said in Karachi that all hostages had been freed. He said they would reach their homes in a few days as arrangements are being made for their repatriation.

    The freed Pakistani captain of the ship, Mohammad Wasi, told Geo News channel on phone that all the hostages had been freed. "I am very happy as my release is like a new life for me," he said.

    The Somali pirates had threatened the hostages on at least four occasions that they would be killed if the ransom was not paid, Wasi said.

    The pirates had given several deadlines and extended them as they were told that the money was being arranged.

    Wasi said 40 to 50 armed pirates would always guard the hostages, who were given only rice and pulses over the past 10 months.

    "The pirates would give us whatever was left after they ate," he said.

    The hostages had stored rain water and had been drinking that while they were being held on the ship.

    The freed hostages include six Indian, four Pakistanis, 11 Egyptians and one Sri Lankan, Wasi said.
     
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  2. Vritra

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  3. GUNS-N- ROSES

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    well congratulations to pakistanis and people of other countries who paid for the ransom through donations.
     
  4. Varad

    Varad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Good work done by Pakistan. I hope they remember our big hearts of 25 million during their floods.
     
  5. uptotrix

    uptotrix Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Whats with the funny title?
     
  6. StingRay

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    Probably because it is a "once in a blue moon" feat coming out of Pakistan. :biggthumpup:
     
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    Yeah, still a good gesture. Glad, they could afford it.
     
  8. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Why don't people understand paying ransom money will only encourage more such hijackings :hitwall:
     
  9. StingRay

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    Unfortunately most of the shipping companies are left to deal with these scumbags by themselves, very rarely does the govt intervene and lend a helping hand. Either they do it as soon as possible or keep sinking in the money in lost opportunities and shipment delays.

    Unless an international consortium is formed to deal with piracy, paying them off is the best bet as of now.
     
  10. rcscwc

    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    As Shahid Afridi, the great, told after WC defeat, ONLY the muslims are large hearted. Sure. A Pakistani captain, muslim crew, Pakistan registered ship, muslim pirates. Great hearts.
     
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    Ansar Burney is a Pakistani human rights activist like Asma Jehangir. Ansar Burney has done some very admirable work and this is one of those activities. The man is a true humanist and a hard-core secularist besides. So he is not very popular in his home-land besides. But that does not detract from his achievements.
    Thank you Ansar Burney.
     
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    rcscwc Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Asma? Who appears on TV with half her face covered?
     
  13. Capt.Popeye

    Capt.Popeye Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Don't know where you saw that. All her pictures in the public domain are with her face uncovered, including the time when she met with that "Old-Crock" Balu Thakre in Bombay. And all Pakistanis were baying for her blood for that.
     
  14. Kronus

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    Sindh Governor & Shuja Pasha played an important part in an Indian refusing from payment?? Is that what it means! lolz:haha:
     
  15. Capt.Popeye

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    Not quite. They played a role in setting up the negotiations which led to the deal, which in turn led to the release of the hostages.
     
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