APP : Judgement on Pakistan students bail application reserved

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Judgement on Pakistan students bail application reserved

July 28, 2009

LONDON, July 28 (APP)‑The bail applications moved by two Pakistani students, detained by the British authorities on reasons of national security, has been reserved till Wednesday by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission. The bail applications on behalf of Abdul Wahab Khan and Shoaib Khan were moved at the Royal Courts of Justice in Central London Tuesday by Barrister Sigbhatullah Kadri and solicitor Amjad Malik.

A similar application filed by Abid Naseer on Monday was also reserved pending decision later this week.

The students were among 12 persons arrested last April in a security swoop across north west England by the British anti‑terror units.

After three weeks, the charges were dropped on lack of evidence but the students, ten of whom came from the Frontier Province, were handed over to the UK Borders Agency for deportation.

One of them Tariq‑ur‑Rehman returned home last month on his own after the British authorities agreed to withdraw deportation charges. The authorities have already released two other students Janas Khan and Sher Khan from detention.