NGO pays Rs 4 lakh for release of two Pakistani sisters

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Amritsar : Two Pakistani sisters who are jailed in Amritsar jail in a drug case from last 10-years, found themselves a step closer to release.

A Batala-based non-government organisation, Sarbat Da Bhala Humanity Club, has paid Rs 4 lakh against the fine imposed on them in 2006.

 Fatima Bibi and Mumtaj, were awarded 10-years jail term, and fined Rs 2 lakh each.

Fatima and her younger sister Mumtaj were arrested from the Samjhauta Express on May 8, 2006, at the Attari railway station for carrying drugs. The sisters completed their jail term in November last year.

Navtej Singh Gaggu of the NGO deposited the money in the central jail account and handed over the receipt to jail authorities in presence of advocate Navjot Kaur Chabba.


On the status of Fatima’s 10-year-old daughter Hena, who took birth in the jail, Chabba said, “By birth, she is an Indian citizen. Now, Pakistan government has to take a call. I don’t think she will have any problem in going to Pakistan with her mother and aunt whenever that happens.”