Amritsar: William Shakespeare had once said, “What's in a name?”, but for a Pakistani national who is lodged in Amritsar jail this adage does not come true.

Akbar Ali, a Pakistani national, is compelled to stay in Amritsar prison for the last six years even after completing his jail term. His only offence is that his name has been written Ali Akbar in place of Akbar Ali.

Akbar Ali said, “In Indian documents his name is mentioned as Akbar Ali, while the documents in Pakistan reveal that his name is Ali Akbar, s/o Rehmat Ali. I am paying for the mistake committed by the Pakistan officials by already spending six years in Indian jail, he added.

Even after completing his 10-year jail term, Akbar has already spent six more years in the jail since 2005. He was convicted of crossing border in 1995 and was awarded 10 year of rigorous imprisonment.

(JPN/ Bureau)