Dr Fauzia ready to compete with Musharraf for NA-250

Dr Arif Alvi, Farooq Sattar and Niamuttallah Khan will also contest the constituency.


Ppi March 31, 2013
File photo of Dr Fauzia Siddiqui. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

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).

COMMENTS (39)

Abdul Baseer Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

I think it’s her plain attempt to stand against the wild one, I agree to the fact that she is cashing the popularity she gained from her sister’s name but she is a qualified doctor and isn't ethically as terrible as the corrupt ones we have got on the list.

shah | 8 years ago | Reply Wake up childs, Na 250 will goes to MQM
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