Thursday , June 4 2020

Foreign Minister meets Fozia Siddiqui: Making efforts to bring Aafia Sidddiqui back

Islamabad: Shah Mehmood Qureshi met Dr. Fozia Siddiqui, sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, at the Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday.  

The meeting was held to assure Dr Fouzia Siddiqui of the efforts taken by the govt to get her sister back to Pakistan.

The minister said to her, “to ensure Dr Aafia’s well-being, we have demanded consular visits,” Qureshi told Dr Fouzia. “We have also spoken to the Pakistan consulate general regarding protecting Dr Aafia’s legal and human rights.”

Last week, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, the Pakistani government will try their best to achieve ndiplomatic level to bring Dr Aafia Siddiqui back to Pakistan.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi also suggested that Aafia Siddiqui can serve her remaining prison period in Pakistan, this would be of great help for her family.

United States has already promised to loom on to this request of the PTI government. This issue was put up by Foreign Ministry in front of US ambassador Alice wells.

 

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