Former hostages due in Karachi

KARACHI - A warm welcome awaits for former hostages including four Pakistanis, 11 Egyptians, six Indians and a Sri Lankan on Thursday (today) when they arrive here.

They were freed last Monday after $2.1 million ransom was paid to Somali pirates. The freed crew members held hostage for 10 months in the ill-fated MV Suez are due to dock sometime in the afternoon at the Karachi Port on board PNS Zulfiqar. Family members, relatives, friends and members of civil society will be at the Karachi Port to receive Captain Wasi Hasan, Ali Rehman, Syed Muzammil and Syed Alam.

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