HC Deb 12 March 1997 vol 292 c244W
14. Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the current position in the case of Ghazanfer Ali, who was released on bail from prison in Azad Kashmir last November; and if he will make a statement. [18310]

Dr. Liam Fox

Ghazanfer Ali's case was heard by the Shariah bench on 17 February. The bench decided that it should be heard again by the sessions judge on 18 March. I discussed Ali's case with Sultan Mahmoud Chaudhry of Azad Kashmir during my recent visit to Pakistan. I pressed for a speedy and fair trial.

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