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Effort urged to awaken world’s conscience on Dr Aafia’s issue

July 05, 2010   REGIONAL TIMES Karachi: Dr Aafia Siddiqui case is the biggest human and women rights issue of our times, and there is dire need for targeted steps to raise this pressing matter not only in Pakistan but also abroad, so as to awaken the world conscience on the plight of this innocent mother. This was said by speakers at a meeting of ‘Release Aafia Committee’ here on Sunday. It ...

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LHC Makes Historic Ruling

  June 5, 2010   LHC makes historic ruling for defense of Dr Aafia   THE Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday ordered the federal government to defend Dr Aafia Siddiqui in the American court by using all diplomatic means. Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry observed that since Dr Aafia was a Pakistani citizen, therefore, it was a duty of the government to defend ...

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American Ambasador summoned over Dr Aafia

May 26, 2010   Pakistani lawmakers urge the government to summon the US Ambassador to Pakistan over "the inhuman detention" of Pakistani national Aafia Siddiqui in US prison. During a meeting of the Senate's Standing Committee of the Pakistani parliament, lawmakers from both the government and opposition voiced their concern over the trial of Aafia Siddiqui by calling it violation of hum ...

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Rallies demand release of Dr Aafia

May 17, 2010   KARACHI : Protest rallies in more than 50 cities and towns of the country including Karachi on Sunday demanded immediate release and repatriation of Pakistani woman scientist, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, terming her detention in the US illegal, immoral and a big question mark on human rights. The rallies were organized on the call of Pasban in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpinidi, Multa ...

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Govt is uninterested in Dr Afia’s case: Fauzia

    May 16, 2010 The Daily Mail ISLAMABAD—Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of Dr. Afia Siddqui, a Pakistani doctor who is currently behind the bars in the United States under terrorism charges, has said that the incumbent government has become insensible instead of helpless with respect to Dr. Afia Siddiqui’s case. Addressing a pres conference here at National Press Club on Sunday, Dr. ...

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Dr Aafia innocent:Lord Nazir

May 15, 2010   LAHORE : Lord Nazir Ahmed of United Kingdom has said that there is no evidence available, which proves that Dr Aafia is involved in the shooting of American soldiers. Delivering a lecture about his success story in business and politics in United Kingdom at the Punjab University (PU) Institute of Business Administration in New Campus here on Friday, he said Pakistanis should launch a uni ...

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May 6 – 7 Rallies and Vigils

7 May, 2010   May 6th and 7th Rallies and Vigils in Support of Dr. Aafia   ISLAMABAD: The residents of the federal capital participated in large numbers in a protest rally at Aabpara Chowk here on Thursday to press the US government for release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. The rally, organised by the Jamiat Ittehad Ulema, was led Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) (Pakistan) Naib Ameer Dr. Muhammad Kamal. It was part ...

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