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Abdul Sattar Edhi appeals Zardari, Obama for Aafia’s release

KARACHI (Online): Noted human rights activist Abdul Sattar Edhi here Tuesday visited the "10 years-10 days" camp at Karachi Press Club (KPC) in connection to raise the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui on the completion of her first 10 years in the American imprisonment. Writing comments in the guest book on the occasion, he said: "I appeal to the US government to release Dr Aafia on humanitarian grounds." He said he hoped that the American government would consider his appeal. He said if any imprisonment is necessary he should be put in jail instead of Dr Aafia. On the occasion, Dr Azra and other workers of Aafia Movement welcomed Edhi. Dr Azra told him that a Christian student Fahar Amjad had staged a hunger strike camp and demanded of the US President Obama to release Dr Aafia as the Christmas gift and appealed him to put him in jail in place of Aafia. Abdul Sattar Edhi appealed to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and US President Obama to release Aafia. He said when the children of the nation show such a commitment, the future of the nation would be bright. He hoped that Dr Aafia would soon return home.

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