KARACHI: Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui filed nomination papers from NA 250 Karachi, and is all set to contest the elections against former president Pervez Musharraf.
Filing her papers, Fauzia said she considered Musharraf a symbol of oppression and exploitation, and that is why she is contesting against him.
Predicting that she would beat the former president, Dr Fauzia clarified that she was not just fighting the case for her sister — Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving a prison sentence in the US for shooting at FBI agents and soldiers after her arrest in Afghanistan.
Dr Fauzia said that she represented those Pakistanis who wanted to eliminate terrorism, kidnapping and human trafficking.
Musharraf had earlier filed nomination papers on Friday to contest elections for the National Assembly from three constituencies – NA-250 (Karachi), NA-32 (Chitral) and NA-48 (Islamabad).
Apart from the former president, Dr Fauzia will also be up against Dr Arif Alvi from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Deputy convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Farooq Sattar and former city nazim Niamatullah Khan from the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI).