From Pakistan’s News International, with thanks to Nicolei:
ISLAMABAD: The government has been told that Station House Officers (SHOs) of different police stations all over Pakistan are not ready to monitor the activities of repatriated Pakistani prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in case they were freed from jails at home.
Despite being released by the Americans some eight months ago, these 35 prisoners continue to languish in jails without any charge.
The tug of war between the Interior Ministry and the provincial government over the issue of non-cooperation of SHOs in monitoring the activities has contributed a lot to the misery of families of these prisoners, who wait for their release with little hope….
The source said the interior minister had been telling the participants of the committee that government wanted to rehabilitate these prisoners as many of them belonged to very poor families and the government could not take the risk of releasing them only to make them available to the religious groups for a future ‘jihad’.