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6 Pakistani crewmen of MT Morning Glory will be released today: Ansar Burney.

KARACHI -- The Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International, Ansar Burney has said that the authorities in Libya has once again assured that 21 crew members of MT Morning Glory including 6 Pakistanis will be released on Sunday morning from Tripoli detention centre to send them back to their respective countries.

The six Pakistani crew of the vessel are: 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).

The crew of MT Morning Glory comprising Six Pakistanis, 6 Indians, 3 Sri Lankans, 2 Syrian, 2 Sudanese and 2 Eritrean.

Ansar Burney said that after rescue by American forces from Cyprian sea water the ship MT Morning Glory along with her 21 crew had reached Libya, where the crew had been taken into custody pending investigation; but all 21 had now been declared clear by the Libyan court.

He particularly thanked and lauded the efforts of the President Mamnoon Hussain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pakistan Ambassador at Libya Lt Gen (r) Javaid Zia, and stated that after release arrangements have been finalized to send 6 Pakistanis back home on a same evening once Libyan Authorities hand them over to Pakistan Embassy at Tripoli.

Ansar Burney said that after rescue by American forces from Cyprian sea water the ship along with her 21 crew had reached Libya, where the crew had been taken into custody pending investigation; but all 21 had now been released by the Libyan court and were expected to return to their homes within days.

For efforts in the rescue of the vessel, Ansar Burney also thanked US President Barrack Obama, Pentagon, the Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the US Embassy at Islamabad and Tripoli.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:6LIBY
Date:Mar 30, 2014
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