PM directs MoFA to remain engaged with US for Dr Aafia’s early release
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday instructed the Foreign Ministry to remain fully engaged with the US Government and Pakistan s Mission in Washington for Dr Aafia Siddiqui s well-being and for her early release.
The matter was discussed as Dr Aafia s sister Dr Fowzia Siddiqui called on the prime minister here.
Dr Fowzia thanked the prime minister for receiving her.
She appreciated the measures the government was undertaking for Dr Aafia s well-being and requested the Government of Pakistan to redouble its efforts for the early release of Dr Aafia.
The prime minister assured Dr Fowzia Siddiqui of the Government of Pakistan s full support.
It was recalled that former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif also had made robust efforts for the release of Dr Aafia.
The prime minister lauded Dr Fowzia s untiring efforts for several years, in the pursuit of justice for her sister and prayed for the well-being and good health of Dr Aafia.