Activist Jalila Haider Discharged In the Wake of Being Held by FIA for 7 Hours at Lahore Airport

Haider, while conversing with Dawn, said that she was halted via air terminal specialists when she was getting onto a trip to the United Kingdom, where she needed to go to a meeting on women’s liberation masterminded by the University of Sussex. At the point when she inquired as to why she was being halted from getting onto the flight, she was informed that her name was on the restricted travel backlog due to her “hostile to state exercises”.

Haider said that she was made to sit tight for seven hours yet nobody came to see her, after which specialists restored her identification and revealed to her that she can book another flight and go to the UK.

The lobbyist said she won’t leave until she meets her mom, who was stressed since updates on her confinement spread. She included that she was not associated with any “against state action”.

Updates on Haider’s detainment spread via web-based networking media after the extremist posted on her Facebook page that she had been halted at the Lahore air terminal. Her sister — who had come to see her off — and online networking activists assembled at the air terminal, requesting Haider’s discharge and holding notices.

“[I was] not told the explanations for it (arrangement of her name on the restricted travel backlog), however they said that it was a direct result of my enemy of state exercises. I said ‘I haven’t been engaged with any enemy of state action’,” Haider revealed to BBC Urdu. “Anyway, they […] seized my identification and CNIC and instructed me to plunk down and that they’ll hold further examination and attempt to discover who set my name on the rundown and why.”

The attorney said that solitary names of individuals who are suspected for a situation and are named in a first data report can be put on the Exit Control List (ECL). She further said that individuals whose names are put on the ECL ought to be presented with a show-cause notice, including that she was not given one.

Haider hails from Baluchistan and has a place with the minority Hazara people group. She is a promoter and the originator of We the Humans — a non-benefit association which attempts to lift nearby networks by reinforcing open doors for powerless ladies and kids.