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“Aafia Movement Pakistan” leader and neuro physician Dr Fowzia Siddiqui congratulated Chief Justice of Pakistan (retd) Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk on his nomination as the caretaker prime minister of Pakistan. While congratulating the caretaker PM, Dr Fowzia appealed to the tenth prime minister of Pakistan to dole out justice for Aafia Siddiqui.
Dr. Fowzia exerted that Dr Aafia Siddiqui was kidnapped along with her children from Karachi when Zafarullah Jamali was the Prime Minister. After him, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussian, Shaukat Aziz, Muhammad Mian Soomro (caretaker), Yusuf Raza Gilani, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Hazar Khan Khoso (caretaker), Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi became prime ministers of Pakistan.
In an interesting revelation British journalist and author, Yvonne Ridley stated that Pakistani intelligence blocked a prisoner swap to release Dr Aafia Siddiqui.
While addressing the nominee caretaker Prime Minister Dr Fowzia stated: “You are the 10th prime minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and I appeal to you to dole out justice to Aafia Siddiqui.”
Dr Aafia in “a place of horrors”
Dr Fowzia further emphasized that Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86-years imprisonment in a maximum-security US federal prison on Carswell military base, Fort Worth, Texas—where she is currently being held in solitary confinement and virtually incommunicado. It has a documented history (recent history) of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, rape and treatment that can be called torture is a norm for the centre.
She said if anyone is still in doubt and wants graphics/visual data on the state these institutions, they should watch the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
Aafia Movement leader emphasized on the faulty justice system of Pakistan where common citizens cannot attain justice. Dr Fowzia reminded that the faulty justice system of Pakistan brings forth the dead body of Zainab in a garbage dump, the murder of Tania, who was killed inside her home, “and this system ensures that Aafia Siddiqui is kidnapped from the megacity Karachi along with her three minor children and sold for the US dollars.”
Dr. Fowzia said the nation has pinned a lot of hopes on the caretaker prime minister, who is going to assume his duties at a very critical juncture of time. She said some quarters are spreading panic in the nation through fake news about the demise of Aafia Siddiqui. She hoped that the caretaker prime minister would gift of release and repatriation of Aafia Siddiqui to the Pakistani nation.
While congratulating the caretaker PM, Dr Fowzia appealed to the tenth prime minister of Pakistan to dole out justice for Aafia Siddiqui.
Rumours afloat regarding Aafia’s death and a blocked swapping attempt
There were strong rumours sweeping across Pakistan recently that Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a cause célèbre across the Muslim world, had died in the Texas jail where she is serving an 86-year prison sentence having been convicted in a US court of seven counts of the attempted murder of US soldiers. However, these rumours were laid to rest when a consular official was made to visit the jail and, after a two-hour meeting with Dr Siddiqui, was able to confirm that the rumours weren’t true.
In an interesting revelation British journalist and author, Yvonne Ridley stated that Pakistani intelligence blocked a prisoner swap to release Dr Aafia Siddiqui
“I can reveal that I was literally days away from getting Dr Siddiqui released from Carswell Prison in Fort Worth with a full US Presidential pardon. She was to be exchanged for Robert “Bowe” Bergdahl, an American soldier who was held captive from June 2009 to May 2014 by the Taliban.” However, the swap proved to be unsuccessful.