Naeem Noor’s father files plea
ISLAMABAD: The father of a computer engineer suspected for having links with Al Qaeda filed a petition on Tuesday calling for his son to be produced in court and urging authorities not to extradite him.
The suspect’s father Hidayat Noor Khan filed a petition through his lawyer, Babar Awan, in the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi. “Naeem Noor Khan has the right to be dealt with in accordance with the law,” said Mr Awan.
He said Mr Naeem Khan should have been produced in court within 24 hours of his arrest in order for his arrest to be regularised.
The lawyer told Reuters that Mr Hidayat Khan feared for his son’s safety, since there was a large bounty on his head, and wanted assurances that he would not be handed over to the US. “Let them prove the allegations,” said Mr Awan. reuters