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Karachi, August 28: Aafia Movement here Wednesday welcomed the decision of Prime Minister,s cabinet to ratify the Council of Europe treaty for the repatriation of convicts abroad. A release of Aafia Movement said: “We find it a breakthrough that PM’s cabinet approving to ratify the Council of Europe treaty leading to possible repatriation of a daughter of the nation Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan to spend the remainder of her sentence on Pakistani soil closer to her family and loved ones. It said we understand that this is not in any way a

There seems no end to the long ordeal of Pakistani scientist Dr Afia Siddiqi.   It’s been more than ten years since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances from Karachi and then was picked up by the United States.  In 2010, she was sentenced to 86 years in prison on charges of shooting at her American interrogators in Afghanistan. Her family back in Pakistan and many other people believe that charges against Dr Afia are simply fabricated. They have long been seeking her release from the US custody.  And

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