Pakistan raises Dr Afia Siddiqui issue with US

Pakistan raises Dr Afia Siddiqui issue with US
Islamabad: The foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the government of Pakistan has been raising the issue of Dr Afia Siddiqui with US authorities regularly and the US has assured to review the issue.

In a statement issued here, the spokesperson for the ministry of foreign affairs said, “Pakistan’s Consul General in Houston pays Consular visits to Dr Siddiqui, periodically, to inquire about her wellbeing and conveys her messages to Dr Afia’s family if any.”
The issue of respecting the human and legal rights of Dr Afia Siqqiqui was also raised in the meeting at MoFA with Ambassador Alice Wells on November 6.US side has promised to look into Pakistan request, the spokesman said.
The Foreign Minister will soon meet with the sister of Dr Afia Siddique in Islamabad.
Earlier, Dr Aafia Siddiqui requested Prime Minister Imran Khan for her release through a letter.
The Pakistani consul general in Houston paid Aafia a visit on October 9, the sources said, during which she made a request for conveying her message to PM Imran. – APP