DNA tests prove Aafia's daughter has been found

Express April 10, 2010


DNA tests have proved that the teenage girl, brought by unidentified men to the home of Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, is in fact, the daughter of Dr Aafia Siddiqui.

The girl had earlier been left outside the house of Dr Fauzia in Gulshan-i-Iqbal by unknown persons. The family and the girl did not recognise each other at the time. Fingerprints of the girl were collected, following which DNA tests have now proven that the girl is indeed Mariam.

In 2003, Dr Aafia Siddiqui boarded a taxi with her three children — six-year-old Ahmed, four-year-old Mariam and six-month-old Suleman —and left for the Karachi airport but never reached their destination .

Ahmed, the 12-year-old son of Aafia was recovered in 2008 and he now lives with his aunt Fauzia in Karachi. Aafia's third child, Suleman is still missing.