Piracy for Ransom
Show: The Faisal Qureshi Show
Host: Faisal Qureshi
Topic: MV Albedo
Description: Captain Jawaid Saleem was aboard the MV Albedo, a Malaysian ship that has been taken hostage by Somalian pirates for the past 11 months. The kidnappers have demanded for an obscene amount of money.
It is best not to pay a ransom because it encourages the kidnappers to repeat their acts over and over again. For us it is easy to make these statements, but it is a entirely different situation for those who have their loved ones stuck in it. They would pay any price to get their loves ones back.
What are you going to do? Stand by and watch them suffer or build a world where people aren’t kidnapped?
Should we pay ransom or not? Should the government take action and save the captain including 6 other Pakistani crew members?
Language: English & Urdu