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Mother of Indian engineer missing in Pakistan appeals to Modi

Published Sep 20, 2014 01:28pm


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Indian national Nehal Hamid Ansari. — Photo courtesy: NDTV website
Indian national Nehal Hamid Ansari. — Photo courtesy: NDTV website

Fauzia Ansari, mother of Indian national Nehal Hamid Ansari who is currently missing in Pakistan, has appealed to Narendra Modi to intervene and secure her son's release, a report published in the Times of India (TOI) said.

Ansari who went missing in the northwestern Pakistani district of Kohat in 2012 was taken away by personnel of intelligence agencies from a police station before his mysterious disappearance, police personnel had told the Peshawar High Court (PHC) earlier in September.

When Nehal was first arrested, he was shifted to the Kohat Development Authority (KDA) police station for interrogation. However, the investigation officer at the time had insisted that personnel of intelligence agencies took the Indian national away after the police quizzed him and his whereabouts have not been known since.

The PHC has been hearing a petition on his disappearance filed by Fauzia.

Also read: Police says Indian citizen missing since agencies took him away

Fauzia, who travelled to New Delhi recently and has also applied for a visa to visit Pakistan, is also likely to approach the Indian Supreme Court over her son’s disappearance.

In a letter written to the Indian premier in Hindi, Fauzia invoked the special relationship Narendra Modi shares with his mother and said that not knowing whether her missing son was alive was a source of immense suffering.

"I plead before you with tears in my eyes and a bleeding heart to locate my son, a 28-year-old IT engineer and MBA holder — an Indian citizen — who is missing in Pakistan since November 2012,” TOI quoted Fauzia’s letter as saying.

“He is a well-educated, promising youth who believes in the ideals of patriotism and in the concept of 'Vasudhaiva kutumbakam' (the world is my family)," the letter says.


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Aurang Sep 20, 2014 01:33pm

There are many missing Pakistani here one dare saying who pick them up and what happens to them!! Sorry about your plight, I hope uncle Sam can help - as 'they' only listen to them....

Abdul Hayee Tareen Sep 20, 2014 01:48pm

The pain is obvious for the family, as is the lack of humanity and corruption in Pakistan.

It is only "one telephone" call from Nawaz Sharif or any of his family member to get the young man back home. They "must" make this call, not for the political gains but as a human. A good deed always pay back.

With a wish of love and humanity between Pakistan and India. Abdul Hayee Tareen

Azmeen Sep 20, 2014 01:51pm

What an Indian IT expert was doing in Afghanistan and why he entered from Afghanistan into Pakistan without official permission? Anyway, this case should be considered on humanitarian basis.

ZX Sep 20, 2014 01:53pm

Indian engineer in kohat? Something is off.

Alibaba Sep 20, 2014 01:55pm

Pakistan please do the needful

Shan Sep 20, 2014 01:58pm

He entered from Afghanistan to Pakistan illegally.If he had entered through proper paperwork this would not have happened.

Feroz Sep 20, 2014 01:59pm

Who in their right mind would visit Pakistan and goto kohat of all places. Even karachiites won't dare to go there. What bought him here is not mentioned

Fahad Hussain Sep 20, 2014 01:59pm

What was he doing in kohat , very near to troubled area's .

Engineer Sep 20, 2014 02:02pm

Engineers from Kohat are searching jobs in other big cities of Pakistan and abroad.. By the way what was the motive for the Indian engineer also having MBA to come to Kohat? So sorry engineer sab. You like people have killed many innocent people of Pakistan by using TTP and other RAW agents. ISI should brought these animals to the international media along with proofs. Good job.

Taimur Sep 20, 2014 02:12pm

What was he doing in Kohat which is a neighboring city to the Tribal Areas in the first place?

Saad Sep 20, 2014 02:12pm

Why not mention the fact that being an IT engineer and MBA holder he was in Pakistan without a visa? She should be crying on her sons stupidity rather than his disappearance.

Manhas Sep 20, 2014 02:16pm

We request to the Pak Govt. Please return Mr. Ansari

Sunil Sep 20, 2014 02:18pm

Did he enter Pakistan with valid visa? No matter how much Muslim you are, Pakistan is not a safe country, specially for Indians.

Feroz Sep 20, 2014 02:19pm

While we can sympathize with Fauzia Ansari, how will writing a letter to PM Modi help. He is the PM of India and not Pakistan, where help is needed. If he is in the clutches of Pakistani Intelligence Agencies, neither PM Nawaz Sharif nor the Courts will be able to secure his release.

Akhtar Sep 20, 2014 02:29pm

It depends for what purpose this man came to Pakistan. Was he a spy , terrorist or something else. Although I do feel sorry for the mother you also have to remember all those young men that the Indian security forces abduct from Kashmir who either return dead or are tortured.

KHADAGG CHAUDARY Sep 20, 2014 02:29pm

I pray to God from bottom of my heart son of this mother comes back as early as possible. may good sense prevail and top authority of Pakistan send this handsome boy to back to his mother . its difficult for a mother who does not know where is the son has gone and no clue . its every day agony for the mother.

mudassar Sep 20, 2014 02:34pm

he crossed over from Afghanistan to Pakistan illegally, just to secure a woman. Hmmm, he should have consulted his bosses(RAW) before making a good story.

watchman Sep 20, 2014 02:36pm

What a Indian citizen was doing in Kohat? A very fishy satiation.

Sheraz Sep 20, 2014 02:39pm

Sorry to hear that but what happen to those pakstani who is in custody of Indian authorities for no reason. Also what he was doing in 2012 in kohat when there was operation going on against taliban by pak army. When normal Pakistani refused to go in Kohat and northern area pakistan,presence indian national raise concern.

IBN E ASHFAQUE Sep 20, 2014 02:45pm

My heart goes out for the poor women. Actually many Pakistanis are also missing. We learnt this heartless tactic from our master Uncle Sam as they are also detaining people the world over even without any reason. I do not think Modi's friend NS can help you as the poor guy is power less in front of them. I can only pray for the safe recovery of your son. May Allah help you.

ALI Sep 20, 2014 02:45pm

what was "promising youth" doing in Kohat?

zak Sep 20, 2014 03:01pm

What was this Indian doing in FATA when it is infested by traitors and criminals funded by a sinister foreign agency within the neighborhood. The mother should appeal to this Muslim murderer Modi, not to have RAW send people like her son through Afghanistan, without any proper documents,thus the situation of the mother.

amer Sep 20, 2014 03:03pm

Knowing that we have a treacherous prime minister, he will send him back even if he is a spy.

VPSingh Sep 20, 2014 03:07pm

What about the thousands of Pakistanis jailed in India on false allegations!

dr carla Sep 20, 2014 03:08pm

He deserves it. Many many times it was reiterated DON'T GO TO PAKISTAN, even it is for spying, it is a waste of time, money and life. If you need info(spy info) just pay money for authenticated information but don't go there. I have very close Pakistani friends, I saw some picture of Pak, it is a beautiful country. I expressed many times if I can visit Pak. They categorically said NO and explained situation there. IT IS NOT LIKE UK or INDIA. it is in terrible mess. no law and order there (many agencies operate above the law); one million times worse than Bihar and UP.

Pakistani Sep 20, 2014 03:14pm

What was he doing in Kohat?

Ali Khan Sep 20, 2014 03:20pm

The real question is what the h*** was an Indian National doing in such a sensitive area?Its the epicentre of "War on Terror",with serious allegations against the Indians that they fund and support certain TTP groups to create unrest in Pakistan.This must be interrogated thoroughly.

Abdullah Sep 20, 2014 03:22pm

What was he doing in kohat..Not a place to visit wen war is going on.

Kiwi Sep 20, 2014 03:33pm

Kohat? What was he doing there? No mention of that.

Ammad Azeem Sep 20, 2014 03:37pm

@dr carla Why he was arrested by the Peshawar Police?

Ammad Azeem Sep 20, 2014 03:42pm

What was he really up to in Kohat in 2012

Alfa Romeo Sep 20, 2014 03:44pm

He's a Muslim. But knowing agencies, by now they would have finished with him. Modi won't care since he's a Muslim.

Alfa Romeo Sep 20, 2014 03:45pm

But why did he go to Pakistan anyway?

mohammadnoonnanna Sep 20, 2014 03:47pm

@VPSingh Wah yeh tum bolte ho?????????????????????

EHM Sep 20, 2014 03:50pm

@Ali Khan: I totally agree with you. Even I am from Mardan but once my family didn't allow me in 2012 to visit Kohat University for the interview. 2012 was the height of the game in these areas which is playing by nexus of world agencies against Pakistan. I think ToI must mention the reason of his visit. If he is innocent, he must be released, however, appealing Narenda that he will save him, forget about it.

Harmony Sep 20, 2014 04:03pm

@Aurang - "uncle Sam" can't help if he turns out to be a spy from RAW.

Sharma Sep 20, 2014 04:23pm

@Alfa Romeo

He was a Romeo:) Went to meet his girlfriend in KPK!

ajeet Sep 20, 2014 04:25pm

What person in the right mind will go to Pakistan.

logic Sep 20, 2014 04:26pm

@Azmeen he became friend with girl from pakistan n both of them fall in love . In search of girl he entered pakistan dont why illegally . pyar ka maara

Ramzan Ali Sep 20, 2014 04:37pm

What was this engineer doing in Kohat in a time when even Kohati engineers were leaving the TTP Taliban infested place? My Kohati friend says even he doesn't visit his home and close relatives there for fear of being kidnapped. He is thinking of selling his property and moving away permanently.

Daud Sep 20, 2014 04:38pm

Do good have good..

Ramzan Ali Sep 20, 2014 04:38pm

@ajeet And that too in the Taliban infested region!

Ash Sep 20, 2014 04:40pm

He did not have an NOC to be in the locality. what was he doing in a pakistan? Why did he not have an NOC? These questions are just as important!

Anil Sep 20, 2014 04:41pm

Those who immigrate on proper visa are supposed to be on the radar of host country's home department. If local courts intervene the Pak police is duty bound to track the Indian national and produce him.

Sunil Sep 20, 2014 04:47pm

Is it not internet linked love story?

ALI Sep 20, 2014 04:48pm

@Aurang my cousin studies in ISB and asked me once if he can visit swat valley and i told him straight big "NO" (because of troubled area). i am surprised. IT engineer and MBA student holder's mother didn't know where her son was going?

DG Sep 20, 2014 05:35pm

Dear fellow readers While it is certainly strange what Mr Ansari was doing in Afghanistan or Kohat in 2012 when he would have had ample job opportunities in India, relevant issue in this case is his disappearance. In all probability he could have been a spy for Indian or any of the Pakistani intelligence agencies, or perhaps wanted to join Taliban, may be a plain stupid person at a wrong place. If that is the case, he should be take to a transparent trial and accounted for. If he is really a spy and must get executed, that should be done on record. These police and intelligence disappearances must stop. I believe that is only issue that is relevant here.

british indian Sep 20, 2014 05:41pm

@dr carla Pl leave Bihar out of is nothing compared to Pakistan

Aurang Sep 20, 2014 05:43pm

@VPSingh 2 wrongs don't make one right!

Nadeem Sep 20, 2014 06:03pm

@Sunil It is not the matter of safe or unsafe country, the issue is why did he enter the country without visa?

Nadeem Sep 20, 2014 06:05pm

@dr carla Don't paint a picture as Indian is better than Pakistan. Both are corrupt at the same level.

Haroon Sep 20, 2014 06:30pm

Some crucial facts of this story are missing: He entered Pakistan from Afghanistan without a visa. He booked a room in Kohat using a fake CNIC. He went to Afghanistan on a 'tourist visa' as a tourist when all other foreigners are leaving Afghanistan. Clearly there is something fishy. Thank god he was caught.

Youth Sep 20, 2014 06:40pm

Nehal Hamid Ansari missing from Kohat, surprising. What was the idea behind his visit to Kohat. His name suggest that he was not a pathan what took him there should be investigated.

iTellYou Sep 20, 2014 06:50pm

Since everyone is speculating...I think this could be "love jihad"

Weirdity Sep 20, 2014 06:57pm

@amer "Knowing that we have a treacherous prime minister"

IK or Qadri are not PM yet. You jumped the gun.

Mustafa Sep 20, 2014 06:59pm

"taken away by personnel of intelligence agencies from a police station before his mysterious disappearance, police personnel had told the Peshawar High Court (PHC) "

And we all know how truthful our police is.

omair Sep 20, 2014 07:15pm

@KHADAGG CHAUDARY had he not been handsome then should he been not returned? Question is why he wad here without visa?

Ajay Sep 20, 2014 07:23pm

His mother should go to Pakistan and appeal to the head of the ISI. What can Modi do?

Human First Sep 20, 2014 07:32pm

Whether this engineer is guilty or otherwise but definitely has been caught at the the wrong place and at the wrong timings. I am from Kohat and believe me I have sold my house and business because of uncertain and volatile situation that prevails in the area. We go out of our homes under extreme compulsions and I am really astonished as to what this Indian engineer was doing at Kohat??

Ravi Dallas TX Sep 20, 2014 07:34pm

Looking at the comments, we can say our Pakistani brothers never disappoint us in conspiracy theories.

DA Sep 20, 2014 07:41pm

@Azmeen I do have some information about this case - he used to work for a large multinational company, and was sent to Pakistan to seed operations there. Perhaps his bosses had the mistaken belief that his Muslim faith might spare him ill-treatment.

In any case, I appeal to all Pakistani citizens who can help, to please help. This is clearly a case of mistaken identity, would plead to all reader's of Dawn to bring influence upon their political leaders and help this family in duress.

Talha Sep 20, 2014 07:42pm

Was he working for Indian Intelligence Agencies? When the northern areas are one of the more affected areas of terrorism what was an Indian engineer doing in that region? What was his purpose of visit? Was he spying for INDIA? Pleas are being made but his mother didn't mention or didn't know what her son was doing in one of the more sensitive areas of Pakistan. I feel bad for this guy's mother but had she known more about her son's activities, which every parent should, then she would not have faced this problem.

sajan Sep 20, 2014 07:49pm

@Abdul Hayee Tareen I have a one question!. If the person missing was a Hindu, Your views are same or not? just for curiosity...!!!

Talha Sep 20, 2014 07:50pm

@Weirdity At least IK or Qadri would not have sent saris or mangoes to India at a time when flood water was being released by India which caused massive destruction. You got it all wrong brother!!

Talha Sep 20, 2014 07:51pm

@Ajay If his intentions were to spy on Pakistan then NO TYPE OF APPEAL WOULD HELP HIM.

sajan Sep 20, 2014 07:53pm

@Taimur he came to visit his love, who got friendship from facebook. LOVE IS BLIND!!! Nobody will care what place his/her love living once get addict. But you people will not understand it.

Sunil Sep 20, 2014 08:16pm

Let's assume for a moment that he was an Indian spy. Does that mean the it gives Pakistan a right to make him "disappear" with nobody questioning them? There are millions of illegals in USA, surely many from Pakistan or for that matters tens of thousands Bangladeshi illegal immigrants in India. Do these countries just make them disappear? All countries have spies in all countries, not necessarily to cause damage, but to watch if that country is trying to cause any damage to us. Some fanatical forces in ISI may think that this is the way to go, but they also in the process are giving the other side a hint that they should also kill any Pakistanis found in their country. Not very smart. And this was very evident in recent case where an Indian "spy" was killed in Pakistani prison, which was immediately followed by a Pakistani prisoner getting killed in India.

Pragmatist Sep 20, 2014 08:16pm

My take on this case is that Nehal Hamid Ansari's is a typical idealistic young man that probably fell in love with someone in Kohat and wanted to take her away as a movie hero. He is certainly in custody with Pakistani intelligence. I do not believe that he is a spy. An MBA and an engineer is no spying material. If he was sent by Indian government he would have much better prepared, I request Pakistani authorities to kindly release this Muslim young man from India and have mercy on him and his family. Destroying the life of a young person will not benefit Pakistan in any way. What if one of your son gets into such stupidity as Nehal? Will you hang him?

Salim Khan Sep 20, 2014 08:22pm

Why this guy entered Pakistan without permission. With his strong educational background, this guy entered Pakistan through a very sensitive area, makes this whole issue very ambiguous. Of course, he must be located and should be handed over to his mom but the Indian authorities must reprimanded for this.

W.Shaikh Sep 20, 2014 08:33pm

Well, if Ik comes to power Intelligence Agencies will be free to do what they want to do. IK says it is the best institution in Pakistan. Taliban, Afghan war and war 2, both are IS's babies. Most of the missing people are victims of ISI brutal power. You can understand why IK is against Nawaz Sharif

Shaheen Changezi Sep 20, 2014 08:45pm

@Saad : So what's wrong? Millions of Afghans, Chechens, Uzbeks, Bangladeshi, Burmese etc. etc. are not living in Pakistan without VISA.

Mahesh Patil Sep 20, 2014 08:48pm

There is a hype that Mr.Mody is omnipotent and omnipresent.He is not not able to repel Chinese incursion having fed Chinese President with Dhokla and Khakra.He is Demagogue.We elected him to have strong Central Government.He can not save his face how will he save your son?

Sep 20, 2014 08:50pm

@Abdul Hayee Tareen If my country is detaing anyone for visas or suspicious activities you call it corruption ,what about hundreds of Pakistanis arrested by Indians securities agencies ,then it's ok to arrest Pakistanis. Feel sorry for the mother of Indian but rules are rules

ankur Sep 20, 2014 08:55pm

Thousands of pakistani dissappears in pakistan every year . More then 25000 balochs are missing .How can you expect an indian citizen will get back ? pakistan is a black hole of this earth. money , people weapons minorities , freedom everything goes missing in pakistan .

Atta Sep 20, 2014 08:57pm

@Feroz he was saving a tribal girl , she was in love with him. they met online, and she called him to tell that her parents gonna kill her.

Sep 20, 2014 08:57pm

@Sunil Muslim or no Muslims it's matter of principles every year thousands of Indians pilgrims visit on valid visas they come happy and they go happy save and sound,any one coming to Pakistan on valid visa no problem

Atta Sep 20, 2014 09:00pm

Veer Zara enactment !!

AA Sep 20, 2014 09:06pm

We should now expect a bollywood movie coming all the way to show how a KPK girl fall in love with a an IT enthusiast complemented with an MBA from India whose manly attributes were no match to any man in Pakistan and who actually was spying for his country. Maybe whose ultimate destination was to get Dawood with his love along with Hafiz Saeed and get back to India safe and sound. Another D-Day on its way.

asif Sep 20, 2014 09:15pm

The highly educated Engineer, wonder why he came to Kohat? If for spying or for some destruction how many he killed or facilitated killing the innocents? Request to P.M Modi means he was on Indian Government's mission.This means lots of other his friends,colleagues being involved working under the hidden net work? I appreciate the motherly feelings of one mother and a believer that mothers are the same every where in India or Pakistan but what about those mothers still having sleepless nights crying for their innocent children bombed by the hidden "Net Work".

Abdul Sep 20, 2014 09:32pm

What are all sùpreme court judges doing here? They place in courts I guess. Not tennis court smarties.

Dr. Sid Sep 20, 2014 09:54pm

@british indian Soon referendums will start all over India!

Asim Ahmed Sep 20, 2014 09:55pm

To all the people asking "what was he doing in Kohat?", its a silly question, right. Why do people go to mount Everest? There can be lots of answers but because he is Indian you are implying something that you don't know. If he was doing something illegal then he should be prosecuted and brought to the courts.

John, Canada Sep 20, 2014 10:36pm

@ALI Same what promising youth doing with ISIS in Iraq.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Sep 20, 2014 10:37pm

What about 100s of Pakistanis missing in India?

Well your complaint will be heard. Nawaz and Modi are like twin brothers.

Our so called PM is friends with Modi and is against our own armed forces.


MMM Sep 20, 2014 11:02pm

@ajeet A person with a mission!!!

Ali Sep 20, 2014 11:22pm

@dr carla - I am a Canadian Pakistani and just returned from Pakistan. It is not in terrible mess. You come with me and I will takeyou around there. As long as you enter with proper papers you will be fine. I saw many tourist wanderign the streets with no problems. Waiting for CNG, I had sardarji right behind me listening to Punjabi songs in KPK

Spock Sep 20, 2014 11:26pm


She has faith in Indian system, she knows if Modi wants then he can bring her son back.

nadeem Sep 20, 2014 11:36pm

Always respect for mothers but Maan ji did you yourself sent him on patriotic mission or someone else? Maan ji our sons of the soil have mothers too. They just crossed border by mistake n were brutally killed by BSF.

Pakistani Sep 20, 2014 11:57pm

Very simple. We should just do justice. His whereabouts should be made known. If he is a spy, he should be tried. If he is illegally in the country, he should be punished. If he is not guilty of anything, then he should be freed and compensation be made for the sufferings caused to him. Case closed.

By the way, just curious - what WAS he doing in Kohat?

pak_wellwisher Sep 21, 2014 02:32am

Its sad that all these Pakistani film actors and actresses enjoy free will and free movement in India while Indians are tortured kidnapped and killed when they travel to Pakistan...I think its about time that pak changes its attitudes towards Indians or similar stories will be heard of Pakistanis travelling to India...the intelligence agencies of Pak had no right picking up this youth who had valid papers to enter the country...Pakistan must respect our concerns and sensitivities, or it knows what happens when India loses its mind.

Zak Sep 21, 2014 02:45am

@dr carla you are delusional. One third of India is under Maoist control and no government writ. Chatisgarh is lawless. Highest incidence of foreign tourist women being raped in India. You are badly mis informed. Do not go to India.

Zak Sep 21, 2014 02:47am

@ajeet Vajpayee.

Zak Sep 21, 2014 02:48am

@british indian its worse.

Zak Sep 21, 2014 02:49am

@ajeet mostly 90% of the poor Indians, if they had a chance.

Zak Sep 21, 2014 02:50am

@logic cover story for spying.

Zak Sep 21, 2014 02:52am

@Ravi Dallas TX and our alien neighborhood Indian's still live in denial, even when caught red handed.

Vikram Sep 21, 2014 05:08am

@Feroz Ansari went for a job interview in Afghanistan in November 2012 and disappeared after that. His parents went through social media and learnt that he had exchanged several messages with a woman in Pakistan.

This woman could be a taiban or ISI agent acting as a woman. He met this so called woman on Facebook. A good investigation could easily track the account holders

Nadeem Mirza Sep 21, 2014 05:14am

Sorry state of affairs but what was this promising young man doing in the northern areas of Pakistan?

Omar Sep 21, 2014 05:48am

What was he doing in Pakistan. It sounds very suspicious. Let our intelligence agency do their job and figure out what this suspicious foreign national was doing in our country.

Yuvaraj Sep 21, 2014 12:52pm

Where all the so called pakistan leaders, great care of muslims not only in pakistan but also in india. Other country muslim men believe as your brother and sisters. In your country a muslim man has disappeared. Brainwashing leaders. Why can't you publically outcry. because there is no gain for individuals. Poor common people are scapegoat.

HAQ GO Sep 21, 2014 08:22pm

So many comments "what he was doing in Kohat !!". Can they tell me, what was Osama Binladin was doing in Abbottabad! What was Dr. Afia Siddiqi doing in Afghanistan!!!" Despite feeling a mother's pain, you peoples are sprinkling salt to her wounds. Still he is not proved guilty in any court.

Sonny Afridi Sep 21, 2014 08:44pm

The ISI won't waste time on him unless they caught him spying. Good work To Pakistani intelligence. Many other undesirable indians have been caught over the years most with fake documents, maps of sensitive installations etc.They won't be going home anytime soon.

Sonny Afridi Sep 21, 2014 08:45pm

@Azmeen no chance should be given he's a spy and an enemy

Sonny Afridi Sep 21, 2014 08:48pm

@pak_wellwisher India can't do anything about it

Babar Sep 22, 2014 02:34am

By the way, what was he doing in Kohat ? It is not an industrial town or known for its engineering prowess, but rather for Army academy.

Babar Sep 22, 2014 10:41am

I don't know what India is planning, more than 8 million families living below poverty line and they are interfering Pak Afghan relations, I repeated several times that India should stop pretending like US, OK lets consider Pakistan is resolved, can anybody tell that what will be the future of India then, so I request India to keep singing and dancing, war is not your business

Lucky Star Sep 22, 2014 11:18am

@Sab Se Pehle Pakistan He is just against you ,Mr. Musharraf and I support NS on this too.

shabbzz Sep 22, 2014 02:29pm

@Sunil If anyone is coming to Pakistan with any bad intentions, then YES, Pakistan is not a good place regardless of religion !!! Indians coming through proper visa and through legal ways are more than welcome. By the way why 'he' entered Pakistan via Afghanistan. HE could have easily entered through valid entry points !!!! Something is fishy here !!!!

Vince Sep 22, 2014 03:44pm


But uncle Sam does not listen to them to release Pakistanis rotting in American jails.

Vince Sep 22, 2014 04:02pm


What if he was an ugly guy, CHAUDARY?

aku Sep 22, 2014 04:12pm

Considering the relations between the India & Pakistan, the adventure that Nehal took was a dangerous one, entering from Afghanistan without any official document. In a situation where Pakistan is continuously facing terrorist acts sponsored by Afghan and Indian intelligence, it is no wonder Nehal was picked up. I have been to India only once, but I can tell you the Indian intelligence would not have done differently with any Pakistani. That said, I hope that if Nehal is innocent then he be released on humanitarian grounds. I really appeal to the Pakistani government to look into this sympathetically.

S K Sahoo Sep 22, 2014 05:37pm

Most of readers are justifying the "disapperance"that what an Indian was doing in that place .Pl have rsome espect for Pakistani justice system and international law.Otherwise validation of 'Doctrine of necessity' will lead us to stone age.

ali Sep 22, 2014 06:19pm

Please let him free. Even if he were spying. Please

joe Sep 22, 2014 06:30pm

if I recollect correctly his going to Pakistan via Afghanistan has some thing to do with a young Pakistani woman with whom he fell in love as a FB friend..If i recollect this correctly before he left for Pakistan via Afghanistan he mentioned this to some of his close friends.She had send him a SOS that she was in trouble. Worth checking these details on net..I am sure this story is some where on net..

Tarik Sep 22, 2014 06:32pm

Dear Mother, I whole heartedly sympathies with you. But what was your son doing in NW Pakistan. Please shed some light on this too. People in Pakistan are very patriotic too. Wishing you & your family best.

Ikbal buland Sep 22, 2014 07:20pm

@Ali What? Pakistan not in terrible mess? Please point out a date in this or any year's calender when there was no killing , bombing in Pakistan.

Ikbal buland Sep 22, 2014 07:31pm

@Talha You are totally misinformed about floods in Pakistan by your media and politicians. India did not release any water. It rained very heavily in Jammu & Kashmir for days together. Srinagar was inundated being a bowl surrounded by mountains. The water can't be drained from the valley in a hurry.

Tn Sep 22, 2014 08:32pm

And what would happen to a Pakistani entering India from Kasmir without papers?

Fawad Sep 22, 2014 08:45pm

@Tarik : What is there to spy on in Kohat? If he did all this for a girl \ love then release him ASAP.

Azad Sep 22, 2014 08:46pm

@Abdul Hayee Tareen only idiots can say that PM of Pakistan can have such authority or it is just to malign the sitting PM for political reason. Every body knows who are the usual suspect. If I'm the Indian visiting Pakistan I would have never ever ventured into such area like Kohat.

Azad Sep 22, 2014 08:47pm

@Azmeen very valid question.

Rattan Sep 22, 2014 09:34pm

@Sonny Afridi keep him.

Akhtar Ahmad, Lhr Sep 22, 2014 10:18pm

Well he's an Indian Muslim and Pakistan was made for all Muslims of Subcontinent not just for Muslims of Punjab, Sindh, Sarhad and Balochistan. So every Muslim from Subcontinent has claim over Pakistan and can come, live and work in Pakistan.

SK Sep 23, 2014 12:37am

@Tarik pls get the son first and ask him. How come a mother tell you that. Pls show some respect to mother. Mother is a mother like all of us. She will do her best for her children.

Javed Sep 23, 2014 12:45am

@Akhtar Ahmad, Lhr So why keep Biharis/Bangladeshis away from Pakistan?

Ali Sep 23, 2014 04:42pm

@Ikbal buland - well point out a day when there is no rape in India and no infiticide. So watch your backyard. And in any country there is no single day pass by where there is no killing. I live in Canada and hear killing every day, so whats your point?

Salman Sep 23, 2014 04:56pm

Maybe he was looking for a better job.

Sil Sep 23, 2014 07:17pm

What was an Indian citizen doing in our Northern Areas at the first place? Out of all the places he can go to in the world...?

Yasmin Sep 23, 2014 07:35pm

I feel sorry for young man who was probably used by RAW. Let it be a lesson for others.

Yagyavlkya Sep 23, 2014 09:05pm

You people are not aware why he was in Pakistan so allow me to explain everything.I hope dawn publishes my words.This guy was dating a Pakistani girl through video chat for sometime and one day she told him that she is being forced to get married as per her family's wishes and then she requested this guy to come and save her.So this guy took on a journey from India went to Afghanistan and from then entered Pak. He made friends with some local guys in kohat before being caught by the police.I think detailed report is in TOI website.

SHAZIA Kohati Sep 23, 2014 09:14pm

It's so bizarre that an Indian "engineer" illegally crosses into a battle zone such as Kohat via Afghanistan, doesn't get shot or killed, and very wrongly assumes he won't be caught by our outstanding security apparatus. It sounds like a c-grade bollywood movie : ((

I feel sorry for this guy's mother, yet she shouldn't play the nationalist Indian card with a Modi who doesn't give a damn about Indians who may be "Muslims" in name only. N. Ansari's mother should know that Pakistan's worst enemies aren't all Hindu-ists such as Modi, many Indian Muslims are also hateful of Pakistan, thus are traitors in the eyes of the Pakistan. For every Indian spy or terrorist that's caught on the path of death and destruction in Pakistan, there are many that aren't being caught. When all these enemies of the State are finally targeted and shut down, Pakistan will be peaceful once again, Inshallah!

SHAZIA Kohati Sep 23, 2014 09:21pm


GOOD ONE BABAR! Indians should "keep singing and dancing" lolz .. it's what they know best vs true war w/o their best buddy Israel : 0

tom Sep 23, 2014 09:36pm

@Sunil dear Sunil I think he must be brought to the justice as per the law of the land. If he is innocent he must be released and the plea of his mother must be considered. Dear don't portray that India is purified by Ganges and Pakistan is evil because they apprehended an illegal visitor in the midst of a conflict zone. Please monitor your media and see others as well, Indian agencies do the same rather one step ahead

tom Sep 23, 2014 09:43pm

@dr carla dear Carla yes Pakistan is evil and very evil and don't come to Pakistan you should remain in your country and be a slave to the media and your idiot friends. Don't comment or portray Pakistan without seeing or visiting Pakistan

asif Sep 23, 2014 09:43pm

@dr carla absurd, biased comments

tom Sep 23, 2014 09:49pm

@HAQ GO that's the point, he may be inspiring to become next chief for Al-Qaida in India

Asif Sep 23, 2014 10:47pm

I am confused, what he was doing in Kohat to help RAW. this is a dangerous game!

Iqbal Zaman Khan Sep 24, 2014 03:18am

Last time we returned an Indian as a kind gesture we got remains of a Pakistani killed in an Indian jail! Let him rot in jail if he came illegally to cause harm in Pakistan.

Yuvraj Sep 24, 2014 12:14pm

The article is mischievous as it deliberately leaves many questions unanswered for the Pakistani readers to come up will all conspiracy theories. The truth was that he was probably taken for a ride by someone on facebook.

rehan Sep 24, 2014 01:04pm

Oh my , what a smart looking RAW Agent ! Quite the film star hahahah

rehan Sep 24, 2014 01:04pm

@Sunil and particularly for Indian spies !

rehan Sep 24, 2014 01:06pm

@british indian Why ? Can't take criticism ?

rehan Sep 24, 2014 01:09pm

@Sunil The audacity with which you are defending this spy is impressive. So Indians can get away with any an everything ? I don't think so . This guy got what he deserved . You people are forever demanding Pakistan to fight terrorism , well this is us fighting terrorism which is considerably backed by Indian secret agencies .

rehan Sep 24, 2014 01:10pm

@Yagyavlkya What a romantic spy !!!

rehan Sep 24, 2014 01:33pm

@Ravi Dallas TX So now because it is an Indian that we have "conspiracy theories" ? What about Mumbai blasts , the same can be said for them as well. India blames every terrorism incident on Pakistan ( even if it happens in Afghanistan or India ) . If you have an issue with "conspiracy theories" then up your game and come up with propaganda people would buy , you Indians are pretty slick propagandists , no?

Simpleton Sep 24, 2014 02:36pm

I belong to KPK and speak all the local languages, with any accent . Even I would no t like to go to Kohat unless my life depened on it. What was an Indian doing coming to kohat over the Pak Afghan border and that too illegally without a visa? If it was for a woman I regret his choice he should have met her over the internet or in some southern city. I have my sympathies for his mother.

Sarwat Sep 24, 2014 05:57pm

Where ever he entered Pakistan from, what was he doing in Kohat? In Pakistan when Indians visit dont have to report to any police station, they are free just like any other visitor, but sometimes a line has be drawn, specially during current prevailing conditions in the country. Really sorry for the mother's tears and I am pretty sure after questioning by the parties in question he'd be set free if he comes out clean.

Sierrabrave Sep 24, 2014 06:55pm

A love story gone horribly wrong!

haseeb Sep 24, 2014 07:29pm

Ahhh .. did i just hear an indian in KOHAT that too in 2012.... bro even I would have thought twice before going to kohat in 2012 .... so wth were you doing there???? Sep 24, 2014 10:05pm

He had gone pakistan because of his beloved lived in pakistan and getting marry to someone

rehan Sep 25, 2014 08:28am

@SHAZIA Kohati Well said Shazia , It is good tgo see someone actually support our security agencies that are working 24/7 to make Pakistan a better place. I bet if this "Engineer" had slipped away, everyone would have blamed Pakistan for not doing enough to stop terrorism.

Naseer Ahmad Sep 25, 2014 10:09am

There is more to this story than that what is being told. Espionage is a very serious offence any where in the world.

Roger Sep 25, 2014 08:42pm

@rehan - It is not about the "audacity" of defending anything. Don't YOU as an (presumably) 'educated' Pakistani, want to establish the Rule of Law in your country? Hang him if he was a spy - if that is what your Laws stipulate. But, don't YOU want to know how and why he disappeared - so that you can exercise your writ appropriately?

Isn't this story an opportunity for YOU as a GOOD CITIZEN of your country to raise these questions with your leaders? Are YOU not, with your views, also contributing your mite to choosing the leaders that YOUR country deserves, and for perpetuating the acrimonious relationship between our countries?

Do we need to get so blinded in hatred that we shoot ourselves in the foot?

Roger Sep 25, 2014 08:46pm

@DG - Sir, fully concur with you - you make a lot of sense. By all means, arrest him for having illegally crossed over into Pakistan, and find out what he was doing there - and punish him as per your law. But there is no earthly reason to not do things transparently.