Zafar Iqbal

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Zafar Iqbal is a Pakistani who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo detainee ID is 014. The Department of Defense reports that Iqbal was born on March 1 1983 in Sambal, Pakistan.


Iqbal was one of 17 Pakistanis freed from Pakistani custody, approximately seven months after being repatriated from Guantanamo to Pakistan.June 28 2005.[2]

The Daily Times reported that Zafaar Iqbal was from Jhang.[3][4] According to the Daily Times Punjab's chief minister’s adviser on religious affairs, Maulana Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, said local authorities wanted to investigate whether the men had been brainwashed and were still involved in any terrorist activity.

There is no record that Zafar Iqbal's enemy combatant status was reviewed by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal.[5]


  1. "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006". United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2006-05-15. 
  2. 17 ex-Gitmo detainees freed, The Nation (Pakistani newspaper), June 28 2005
  3. "17 ex-Guantanamo prisoners released". Daily Times. June 28 2005. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  4. "17 ex-Gitmo detainees freed". The Nation (Pakistani newspaper). June 28 2005. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  5. list of prisoners (.pdf), US Department of Defense, April 20 2006