11-year-old girl born in Indian prison arrives in Pakistan

Hina was born in a prison in Amritsar and was handed over to Pakistan’s authorities at the Wagah border. (AFP)

Hina, a 11-year-old girl born in a jail in India, was among the 13 prisoners released to go home on Thursday, a news report has revealed.

According to a Dawn news report, Hina was born in a prison in Amritsar and was handed over to Pakistan’s authorities at the Wagah border. Nine of those released were fishermen, the report said.

Fatima Rehman, who was among those freed, had been arrested by Indian police in 2006 on charges of drug trafficking and was imprisoned for 10 years.

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The official said Rehman was pregnant at the time she was taken into custody along with her sister Mumtaz and mother Rashida.

According to the report, while Rashida passed away in prison, Rehman gave birth to Hina and has now accompanied her mother and aunt across the border.

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