South Asian News Agency (SANA)
Washington (SANA): Executive Director Kashmir American Council/Centre
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai has allegedly charged and arrested by FBI in Washington. He has arrested on the eve of American foreign Minster Harley Clintonâ€™s visit to India. The political leadership of Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and IHK strongly condemn over the arrest of Dr. Gulam Nabi Fai.
US justice officials charged and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Dr. Gulam Nabi Fai 62, a US citizen on Tuesday over a decades-long effort to push the Kashmiri cause in Washington. The Justice Department said he faced up to five years in prison if found guilty.
â€œForeign governments who try to influence the United States by using unregistered agents threaten our national security,â€ alleged FBI Assistant Director in Charge James McJunkin.
The council, based in Washington and headed by Fai, is â€œactually runâ€ by elements of the Pakistani government, the Justice Department alleged in a statement.
Fai was arrested Tuesday morning and expected to appear before Thursday at a court in Alexandria, near the US capital, to hear the charges.
The political leadership of the Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and Indian Held Kashmir has strongly condemned over the arrest of Dr. Gulam Nabi Fai and demanded of immediately released him without any condition.
Raja Zulqarneen Haider the president of Azad Kashmir, Fazlur Rahman, Chairman Kashmir Committee, former Ameer-e-Jamaat Islami Pakistan Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Secretary General JI Liaqat Baloch, Ameer-e-JI Azad Kashmir Abdur Rasheed Turabi, Raja Zafrul Haq leader of PMLN and other has strongly condemn over the arrest of Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai and called it as a conspiracy against the freedom movement of Kashmiri people.