Pakistan Announces Release of Indian spy Hamid Nihal Insari

Peshawar High Court bench directed the interior ministry to make arrangements for the deportation for the Indian national within one month of the completion of his three year prison

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On Monday Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal took to twitter to publicize that an Indian spy Hamid Nehal Ansari was being released and exiled to India.

Faisal described that Ansari as an Indian spy who was illegally entered Pakistan and had been involved in anti-state crimes and forging documents.

On December 13th The Peshawar High Court (PHC) bench had directed the interior ministry to make arrangements for the deportation for the Indian national within one month of the completion of his three year prison term on 15th December.

The Peshawar High Court bench had observed that government departments should make all preparations before the completion of Ansari’s prison term as keeping him in imprisonment beyond the sentence would dull the image of the country.

Ansari had gone missing in 2012 from Kohat city. A freelance Pakistani journalist who began probing his disappearance from Kohat, Zeenat Shahzadi had also gone missing soon after. Her abduction was considered by human rights activists as a case of “enforced disappearance.”

Soon after her abduction, the government agencies had admitted that the missing Indian was in their custody.

It later arose that Ansari had been in the army’s charge and convicted by a Field General Court Martial on charges of espionage and anti-state activities on 15th December 2015. He had been sentenced to three years imprisonment.

He had reportedly denied the charges and claimed that he had visited Pakistan to comfort a female Facebook friend in Kohat who claimed to be in trouble.

Zeenat Shahzadi was recovered in October 2017; but has been off the radar along with her family ever since.

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