LAHORE: Dozens of people staged a demonstration in front of the American consulate on Sunday. The protesters were demanding the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. After a sit-down in front of the consulate the demonstrators marched to the Lahore Press Club. Dr Aafia’s mother, Asmat Siddiqui addressed the demonstration over telephone. She said that the government should fulfill its promise of bringing Aafia back. She said that this will be the 9th Ramazan she will be spending without her daughter. The family of Ebad-ur-Rehman, who was crushed by a vehicle sent to rescue CIA contractor Raymond Davis were also present as were activists from Khaksaar Tahreek, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, Pasban Lahore and Tehreek-i-Istaqlal.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2011.