International conventions to be considered for Dr Aafia's release

A summary report has been sent to the Federal Cabinet, which is scheduled to discuss it in a session tomorrow.


Web Desk August 27, 2013
Dr Aafia Siddiqui was convicted in a US court on terror charges. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Interior ministry officials said that a summary report, recommending two international conventions for the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui has been prepared, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The summary report has been forwarded to the Federal Cabinet which is scheduled to discuss the recommendations put forth in its session tomorrow.

The two conventions which have been suggested include the European Convention and the Inter-American Convention.

Upon the approval of the Cabinet, a 5 month long process will be initiated to bring the suggestions into effect.

The report has been prepared in light of US refusal to agree to a bilateral treaty guaranteeing Dr Aafia's release.

Aafia was sentenced to 86 years on September 23, 2010 after she was found guilty on seven counts, including attempted murder. She is currently being held at an American maximum security prison in Fort Worth, Texas.

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vasan | 7 years ago | Reply

Spare a thought for Aasia bibi, Rinkle kumari, Mukhtran mai and their likes. Aafia's turn can come at the end, if at all she deserves a state support.

Mirza | 7 years ago | Reply

@B: Thanks. My comments have been ignored too many times and some days none published. I gave up being active in this paper. I have tried writing with some other pen names but losing interest. Cheers, M

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