Aafia Siddiqui is allowed to talk to the family, the government is trying to bring them back: Minister of State Ali Muhammad Khan
Islamabad : Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s pardon petition was signed. According to details, Minister of State Ali Muhammad Khan, while addressing the Senate on Monday, revealed that a pardon petition has been signed from Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who is imprisoned in the United States. According to the federal minister, Aafia Siddiqui is allowed to talk to her family while the government is trying to bring her back to Pakistan.
According to Ali Mohammad Khan, our embassy in the US is in touch with Aafia Siddiqui. Responding to the opposition’s criticism, he said that neither Prime Minister Imran Khan nor the nation has forgotten Aafia Siddiqui, so such issues should not be politicized. There are some compulsions but Aafia Siddiqui is in good health, the government is not unaware of this issue.
It should be noted here that last year, in the last days of former US President Donald Trump’s administration, it was reported that Dr Aafia Siddiqui had signed a mercy petition.
Sources revealed that the government tried to get a general amnesty for Aafia Siddiqui as Donald Trump left, but he did not do so. After Joe Biden came to power, the government launched renewed efforts to secure the release of Aafia Siddiqui, but even after several months, no significant progress had been made. Now, on Monday, according to the claim of Federal Minister Ali Muhammad Khan, Aafia Siddiqui has signed the pardon petition. Following this revelation, it is being speculated that it may now be possible to bring Aafia Siddiqui back to Pakistan.