Friday, August 3, 2012

Seven Pakistanis held by Somali kidnappers reach home

Seven Pakistani crew members, who were released by Somali pirates, after being held hostage for one and half year, following a $1.1 million payment, have received a huge welcome at the Qauid-e-Azam Airport Karachi.

MV Albedo
Javed Saleem, the captain of the ship MV Albedo with his family at Karachi airport
The released Pakistanis, who were part of the 22 crew on board the Malaysian-flagged vessel, had been in the custody of Somali pirates, since November 26, 2010 and were released on Wednesday.

It is vital to mention here that the rest of the crew members including seven from Bengal, six from Sri Lanka, and one each from India and Iran, are still held aboard the ship, currently 50 kilometers far from Somalia.

Read more: News Pakistan


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