Karachi- FIA Islamabad team has arrived in Karachi central jail to investigate to ascertain true age of death row prisoner Shafqat Hussain , whose legal councils now claim was a minor at the time of sentencing.

The government despite making claims, hasn’t been able to take any practical step so far. Instead of forming a medical board to determine convict’s age, the government has asked the FIA to scrutinize documents.

According to sources, on the directives of Federal Interior Ministry FIA Islamabad team under the command Deputy Director Gulfarm had visited Karachi central jail. According to FIA source, the jail record was checked by FIA team and during interrogation by the team, Shafqat Hussain kept trying to hide his face. He had shaved off his moustache and beard to appear younger than his real age.

According to jail sources, a prisoner less than 14 year cannot be brought in Karachi central jail. The relevant record has been collected by the team and the final report will be submitted to Interior Ministry.