Aafia Siddiqui signed the mercy petition

Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui convicted by US court

Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui convicted by US court

Islamabad … News Time

The Senate has been informed that Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted by a US court, has finally signed the mercy petition. He was convicted of firing on US military and FBI officers while in custody in Afghanistan. According to the report, during Question Hour in the Senate, Babar Awan, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs, said that Dr Aafia had earlier had reservations about filing a mercy petition but now she has signed it. In addition, a request for clemency has been sent to the US President through the prison administration. Babar Awan said that if we had the option, we would have brought Aafia Siddiqui back to Pakistan within 24 hours. He further said that Dr Aafia Siddiqui has been allowed to send an email through which she is in touch with the Pakistani Consul and her family. He also said that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui had spoken to the officials of the Pakistani embassy in the United States on telephone several times.

Adviser to the Prime Minister said that legal action could be taken against those who handed over Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Emil Kansi to the United States. Senator Mushtaq Ahmed had asked the question whether it is forbidden to meet Dr. Aafia Siddiqui in jail during World Epidemic Covid 19. Because the number of COD 19 patients was increasing in this jail, to which Babar Awan replied on behalf of the Foreign Minister. The written reply said that the visit of the consul was suspended by the prison administration during the outbreak at the Federal Medical Center Cars, a mental and physical treatment center for female prisoners in the US state of Texas. According to the written reply, as a result of this, the meeting with the Consul General in the jail was suspended for some time. To be able to the reply said that due to the efforts of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC; a special meeting was arranged with the Consul General of Houston on September 24 with Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Moreover, in this meeting, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui had told the Consul General that her Covid 19 test was negative. He informed the diplomat during the meeting that he had recently been examined by a psychologist who declared him healthy.


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