Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi assures full support for Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s case 

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ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi met the sister of Dr Afia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three jailed in the US for almost a decade, at the Foreign Office on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Qureshi and Fouzia discussed efforts to bring back Dr. Aafia and avenues to explore in this regard.
Met Dr Fauzia Siddiqui today and assured her of my full support. I’ve asked our Counsel General in Houston to seek regular Consular visits and ensure Dr Siddiqui’s well being in line with her legal & human rights. Also discussed possible way forward for Dr. Afia’s repatriation.

Taking to Twitter after the meeting, Qureshi said he and Dr Fouzia Siddiqui discussed possible ways forward for Dr Afia’s repatriation.

The foreign minister also apprised Dr Fouzia Siddiqui of the efforts undertaken in Dr Aafia’s case by the Imran Khan-led federal government.

Earlier, FM Qureshi said that the government will make all efforts on the diplomatic level to bring Dr Aafia back to Pakistan.

Qureshi said Dr Aafia’s family would be facilitated if she serves rest of her term in Pakistan. He also denied any offer made by the US in the past to free the incarcerated Pakistani neuroscientist in exchange for the release of Raymond Davis, a CIA operative who gunned down two men in Lahore in 2011 but was later let go on account of payment of blood money.

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