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US Ambassador Summoned by Pakistani Senate

  * Senate committee chairman says whole nation wants early release of scientist By Tahir Niaz ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Tuesday asked the Foreign Office (FO) to summon US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W Patterson to the FO, for discussing the possible release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who is currently in US custody. The Committee Chairman Senator Talha Mahmood asked the FO to t ...

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Govt seeks life in prison for Dr Aafia

According to recent court filings related to Dr Aafia's sentencing, the US govt. is recommending that Judge Berman sentence Dr. Aafia to a term of life in prison . Judge Richard Berman is expected to make his judgement on Sept. 23, 2010. ...

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Pak Govt Asks for US to send Dr Aafia Home

Sep 19, 2010   DAWN ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik sent a letter on Saturday to the United States Attorney General calling for repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan. He said as the case of Dr Aafia Siddiqui had become a matter of public concern in Pakistan, her repatriation would create goodwill for the US... ...He added that there were over 90 precedents in the legal history of the ...

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Large Rally Held For Dr Aafia

  Karachi, Sep 18, 2010 A large rally was held in Karachi in support of getting Dr Aafia released from the United States and returned home to Pakistan.  At one point it was estimated that the convoy of vehicles and people was over a kilometer long.   The rally demanded that the government fulfill the promise it has been making for 2 years that it will bring Dr Aafia back home. ...

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Aafia Movement Continues Relief Efforts for Flood and Dengue Victims

2011- Pakistanis Plagued again by Floods and more... In August, 2010 the people of Pakistan experienced the worst floods on record in the history of the nation. Now, again in 2011, the country has been ravaged by floods of a significant scale.  Millions more are homeless and need need urgent support from their compatriots. To make matters worse, this year the floods have coincided with a massive outbre ...

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Dinner with the family of Aafia Siddiqui

31 August 2010   by Asim Qureshi I’m in Karachi and as is my custom, I ring Fowzia Siddiqui (the sister of Aafia Siddiqui) in order to meet and catch up with the latest on the case. As always I am greeted well and invited to the home to break fast with them in the evening. I graciously accept and at the appointed time make my way to Gulshan-e-Iqbal where the family live. Two guards with machine g ...

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