ISLAMABAD: A 75-year-old Pakistani, identified as Saif Ullah Paracha, who has been released from Guantanamo Bay after 18 years, has reached home on Saturday (29th October, 2022).
The well-to-do Pakistan-based businessman was apprehended in 2003 from Bangkok and was held at Guantanamo since September 2004. He was suspected of having profound ties with Al-Qaeda.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took to the Twitter to state: “Mr. Paracha, who was detained in Guantanamo Bay (US), has been released & reached Pakistan on Saturday.
“The Foreign Ministry completed an extensive inter-agency process to facilitate repatriation of Mr. Paracha.
“We are glad that a citizen detained abroad is reunited with his family.”
It is pertinent to mention here that his son Uzair (an IBA graduate) was also nabbed by USA.
Suspected of abetting the militants Uzair was incarcerated for 30 years in 2005.
But five years later a judge dismissed witness accounts against and he was set free.
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