Qureshi expresses disappointment over Aafia verdict

Qureshi expresses disappointment; says Dr Aafia not given 'benefit of doubt'.


Express September 25, 2010

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed disappointment over the sentence announced in Dr Aafia's case.


Speaking to CNN in New York, Qureshi said Dr Aafia has not been given the benefit of doubt and she reserves the right to appeal. He said the government will consult her family before it files an appeal.


About the government's role in this regard, Qureshi said that the Pakistan government had mobilised all resources at its disposal but it had limitations.


The sentence has sparked a reaction in the country as people took to streets on Friday to protest the decision.

COMMENTS (4)

Naeem Siddiqui | 10 years ago | Reply Mr ADE, For your information Dr. Aafia is an American Citizen and when you apply for citizenship in US you take oath to be loyal to US and its interest. Al-Qaeda is the enemy of US and She found to be associated with Al-Qaeda she even married to an Al-Qaeda member. her name was to given to US/CIA by one of the 'greatest' warrior of Al-Qaeda Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.
ADE | 10 years ago | Reply Lol....is that all from you Mr Qureshi? Pakistan has lost its sovereignity: Fact. Now we don't care if we start selling our mothers, sisters and daughters. Aafia Siddique was all three of these.
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