Dr Fouzia Siddiqui has termed the recent attack on Dr Aafia Siddiqui in the US prison as a big test case for Nawaz Sharif government for the sake of Pakistan’s sovereignty and dignity.
Miss Siddiqui, who is al the chairperson of Aafia Movement Pakistan, said that recent attack on Dr Aafia, wherein she suffered injuries, in the US jail, was a slap on the face of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government that boasts enjoying an absolute majority.
She said the lawyer of Dr Aafia, Tina Foster, had informed the Siddiqui family that last week Dr Aafia was physically assaulted in her Carswell Prison cell at a US military base in Fort Worth and was reportedly left unconscious, bleeding and eventually receiving medical care after two day due to her intervention.
Dr Fouzia Siddiqui asked that why the PML-N government failed to take any stance on Dr Aafia’s issue, despite having a clear mandate. The Pakistani Nation had great expectations from Mian Nawaz Sharif and hoped his government would not show the apathy and cowardice that the previous regime did on Aafia’s issue, she added, stressing the new government to bring Aafia home within 100 days as they had committed.
She said the attack on Dr Aafia and drone attacks in Pakistan as the Nawaz Sharif government was taking oath, showed the real intentions of the American administration towards Pakistan.
The Nawaz Sharif-led govt must take concrete actions to prove the veracity of their commitment towards the cause of Pakistanis including Dr Aafia as being firm and reliable.
She said the ex-rulers betrayed the cause of Dr Aafia and the masses rejected them in the general elections pressing the new government to avoid falling into the same trap of political expediencies. She said the whole nation was waiting for Dr Aafia and it was a good opportunity for Mian Nawaz Sharif to bring her back and win the hearts of all Pakistanis.