Aafia Siddiqui willing to file petition against imprisonment, says FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Wednesday informed the Senate in written reply that Dr Aafia Siddiqui is willing to file petition against her imprisonment. 

The foreign minister told that Aafia Siddiqui is completely aware of her case status, and only she can move the court against her punishment according to the United States judicial system.

“Islamabad is continuously discussing the matter of Aafia Suddiqui’s return to Pakistan with the US authorities, and Pakistan’s Consulate General in Houston is constantly in touch with Aafia Siddiqui.”

On the other hand, the opposition walked out of the House owing to the absence of ministers.

Senator Raza Rabbani maintained that a ruckus was also created yesterday upon the nonappearance of ministers. The government representatives remain absent during the question-answer session, and the opposition does not want to create disturbance again, he added.