Supreme Court gives decision on Dr Aafia Siddiqui repatriation petition

Supreme Court gives decision on Dr Aafia Siddiqui repatriation petition
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*ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court adjourned on Monday the hearing of a petition seeking repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist jailed in the United States, for an indefinite period.*

A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, issued directives for merging the petition with the cases of other Pakistani nationals languishing in foreign jails.

Over the course of the hearing, a government lawyer informed the bench that a counselor meets Ms Siddiqui every three months.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed asked the counsel to see whether Dr Aafia can complete her sentence in Pakistan after her repatriation from the US.

It is noteworthy that Dr Aafia Siddiqui had written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan last year, seeking his assistance in ensuring her release from the US prison

Pakistan’s consul general in Houston met Dr. Aafia at the prison where she handed him over the letter addressed to Mr. Khan.

‘I want to get out of the prison, as my imprisonment in the US jail is illegal,” she wrote in the letter. She said she always considered Imran Khan as one of her biggest heroes. ‘Mr Khan had supported me in the past also,” she added.

Dr. Aafia also wrote that Imran Khan should be careful about ‘munafiq’ around him.

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