Morning Glory Captain ‘Noman Baig’ returns home

LAHORE: The captain of the Morning Glory oil tanker, Noman Baig has returned to the country on Saturday morning, Aaj News reported.

Talking to media at the Allama Iqbal International Airport here, Noman Baig said it was the blessing of the God and prayers of the people that he got released and arrived home safely.

His wife Qurat-ul-Ain was so happy to see him after a period of 4 months and 10 days.

Noman Baig expressed his deep gratitude and thanks to all those, especially social activist Ansar Burney and the Pakistan embassy in Libya, who tried utmost in getting him and the other five Pakistani crews released expected to arrive sometime today.

Captain Noman Baig said that during the captivity he spent his time reciting the holy Quran and praying to God.

Earlier, it was reported that five out of the six members Captain Mirza Nauman Baig, Mohammad Mehdi Shamsi, Syed Asif Hassan, Naik Zada and Mohammad Irshad are expected to be flown back to Pakistan today, while the chief officer, Ghuffran Marghoob, is yet to be handed over to the Pakistani authorities by the Libyan government.

Distressed families of the hostages had appealed to the president for the crew’s release. Following the appeals from the families, President Mamnoon Hussain directed the foreign office and Pakistan’s ambassador to Libya to ensure the release and safe return of the Pakistani crew members.

Noman plead to the govt that they should show some efforts to get back other Pakistani crews as well so that they can also meet up their families.