In a first, Pakistan Foreign Office responds over the reports of release of Dr Afia Siddiqui from the US custody

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In a first, Pakistan Foreign Office responds over the reports of release of Dr Afia Siddiqui from the US custody

ISLAMABAD - In a first, Pakistan Foreign Office responds over the reports of release of Dr Afia Siddiqui from the US custody.

The Foreign Office spokesperson said that Pakistan has raised the issue of the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui with the US.

She further revealed that our talks on the matter are continuing. Responding to a question about Afghanistan, the spokesperson said Pakistan has felicitated Ashraf Ghani over his election as the president of the country.

She said Pakistan has maintained that the US-Taliban peace agreement is a historic step towards the ultimate aim of achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan.

She said it is now a significant opportunity to move towards the next step of intra Afghan dialogue.

She said Pakistan has played its role of facilitator and it is now the responsibility of Afghans and their representatives to take the process forward and arrive at a solution for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

When asked about coronavirus, the spokesperson said necessary steps have been taken by the federal and provincial governments at the airports and border areas to contain the virus. She said we are also constituting a plan to see how best our diplomats abroad can be protected against the virus.