BBC : Charges against Briton 'dropped'

Friday, November 16, 2007

Charges against Briton 'dropped'

November 15, 2007

The Pakistani authorities have dropped all charges against a British national arrested there in August 2006, his lawyer says.

Rashid Rauf faced charges of being in possession of false identity papers and bomb-making materials.

Relatives of Mr Rauf told the BBC that he had been taken from jail on Thursday in a police convoy.

However, police say he is still being held in jail because they have not been told to release him.