Published On: Mon, Mar 24th, 2014
Published in Category: Karachi

Hijacked Pakistani crew safely reached Libya: Ansar Burney

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KARACHI: The Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International, Ansar Burney has said that the hijacked 21 crew members including 6 Pakistanis on ‘MT Morning Glory’ after its release from Libyan rebels now reached back safely in Libya.

Earlier, Ansar Burney Trust was made request and sent SOS Message to the Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen after the reports that ‘Morning Glory’ is missing from Sidra seaport of Libya since 11th March, with 6 Pakistanis, 6 Indians, 3 Sri Lankans, 2 Syrian, 2 Sudan’s and 2 Eritrean crew on Board.

Ansar Burney Trust International also sent the similar SOS messages to Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Naval Staff and all other higher authorities in Pakistan to save the lives of 6 Pakistani crew members on Board before it could be too late.

Ansar Burney said after rescue by the American forces from Cyprian sea water the Ship along with 21 crew members has now reached back to Libya.

He said all the crew members on Board are safe and thankful to the Pakistan’s Ambassador in Libya, Lt Gen (Retd) Javed Zia who visited and meet the Pakistani crew now in Libyan custody.

Ansar Burney again thanked US President, Barrack Obama, US Pentagon, US Forces, Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, US Embassy at Islamabad and Pakistan Embassy in Libya for saving 21 human lives including 6 Pakistanis on Board with the request with Libya for an early release of all crew members already faced so much hardships after hijacked by Libyan rebels.

He said now the Ansar Burney Trust International is working hard for the early release of crew that was made Hostage by Rebels from Port Es Sider, Libiya.

He also requested Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Syria, Sudan and Eritarian Governments to assist Ansar Burney Trust International for the early release of 21 crew members.

He said that there are 21 crew members of ‘Morning Glory’ Tanker Ship including 6 Pakistani’s; Mirza Noman Baig (Captain), Ghufran Marghoob Ahmed (Chief Officer), Syed Muhammad Mehdi Shamsi (2nd Officer), Syed Asif Hassan (3rd Officer), Naik Zada (Crew Member), Muhammad Irshad (Crew Member), including 6 Indians, 3 Sri Lankans, 2 Syrian, 2 Sudanese and 2 Eritrean in Libya.