At an arms length: Nisar assures efforts to secure Aafia's release

Interior Minister assures Dr Aafia Siddiqui's sister that they will make all possible efforts to secure her release.

Web Desk June 22, 2013
Dr Aafia Siddiqui was convicted in a US court on terror charges. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Even though interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan may have his hands full with the law and order situation in various parts of the country, on Saturday he accorded audience to Dr Fouzia Siddiqui, sister of incarcerated neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Radio Pakistan reported.

Dr Fouzia briefed the Interior Minister about various steps relating to Aafia’s detention in the United States and the various steps by the previous government to secure her release from American prison.

She said that the previous government’s efforts have failed to bear fruitful results. She requested the Minister for renewed efforts to secure her sister’s release.

Khan said that he would call a special meeting on the issue and assured Dr Fouzia that all possible support and efforts for ensuring Dr Aafia’s release will be made.


Quantum | 9 years ago | Reply


Pious Pakistanis like to day dream a lot. It brings them closer to God :)

TZulfi | 9 years ago | Reply

She is a terrorist and needs no sympathy...I do not know why Pakistan is so eager in bringing back the terrorist to the country.. Pakistan is a strange country where Malala is a terrorist and Afia is a heroine..

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