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Attack on Aafia, a slap on PML-N govt!

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.


  1. @altafshakoor said:

    Nawaz Sharif govt has absolute majority in the NA – now there is no excuse for him to avoid Aafia Siddiqui case. He has promised many times that once in power he will bring her back.

  2. Salman Saleem said:

    PML-N, PTI, JI and other parties should present and pass resolution in the favor of Dr Aafia Siddiqui in parliament. Then the new government should demand from US administration to hand-over her to Pakistan.

  3. whatever said:

    If your new PM doesnt succeed in at least some international medical oversight on her condition,he should be kicked out of office. It is unconscionable that the US keeps political prisoners in total solitary, no family visits, and no oversight. They can do ANYTHING to her, and no one would ever know. her lawyer, if aafia even gets to see one, must be legally gagged from speaking. there is nothing about this in the american news, and almost no one would care.
    pakistan’s consulate is able to visit her under international law since she is a Pak citizen. Cant her brother in texas try to help her or appeal to the media?

    You must know by now that she will never be returned to pakistan. You can at least do something to protect her and maybe get her better conditions, like family visits, consular visits, and international oversight. not doing that is pakistan’s greatest shame.

  4. Ishrat Salim said:

    Try and keep any American citizen in similar condition and see the reaction…..the difference is because the Americans are honest tax payers and American govt realizes that they are paid by people and are therefore responsible for their welfare….this is opposite in Pakstan……hence, the difference…..

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