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Capsizing of a Boat in East Java

Islamabad: Following six Pakistani nationals have been detained in the Detention Immigration Centre, Surabaya under the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Regional Office East Java, Indonesia, says a message received from Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta, Indonesia here today.

S. # Name  Age
1. Muhammad Hashim  26 years
2.  Syed Murtaza 22 years
3.  Arif Hussain  16 years
4.  Syed Mohammad Zia  18 years
5.  Baqir Hussain  15 years
6.  Armaghan Haider  16 years

A four-member delegation of Hazara community visiting Jakarta had a long session with the members of the Emergency Cell of Pakistan Embassy as well as the Ambassador to discuss various aspect of the boat tragedy.

Together they discussed how the Mission with the help of the Indonesian authorities can locate the missing bodies as well as identify among the rescued bodies of Pakistani nationals who were reported to have lost life in the tragedy. The delegation is likely to stay in Jakarta till January 2, 2012 and visit Surabaya and Bali.

The Mission has already established contacts with the local authorities and Pakistani families settled in Surabaya so that members of Hazara community are given a unilateral access to surviving seven Pakistanis and, if possible, also allow to meet medical team who have already conducted postmortem on all 103 bodies rescued so far.

So far, the situation remains the same which is that not a single body has been identified as Pakistani, Afghani, Iranian or Iraqi.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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