Aafia Siddiqui case: IHC directs FO to provide facility to Dr Fouzia Siddiqui on legal front

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ISLAMABAD:(Muhammad Basharat) Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Foreign Office (FO) to provide facility to Fouzia Siddiqui on legal front in connection with release of her sister Aafia Siddiqui.

A single bench of IHC led by Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan took up for hearing petition regarding release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui from US Jail Friday.

The court directed FO to provide facility to Fouzia Siddiqui on legal front. Hold meeting with Dr Fouzia Siddiqui on this matter next week.

Additional Attorney General (AAG) Dr Munawar Dogal told the court she is our citizen. The government will extend help whatever it can provide to her.

Fouzia Siddiqui appeared before the court with her lawyer.

The court inquired from AAG what is the progress.

AAG told the court as per court orders our officials have met with acting US ambassador.

The court remarked was coffee and cake meeting held.

AAG told the court the matter of release of Aafia Siddiqui has been raised at diplomatic level.

The court inquired is there no idea what has happened in this meeting.

The counsel for Fouzia Siddiqui told the court one more lawyer has been hired for Aafia Siddiqui in US.

The court remarked it is 7th or 8th hearing. Government does not want to do any thing in this regard. We have too a jurisdiction of ours. We can stay within it as well.

The counsel for Fouzia Siddiqui told the court it seems apparently as if government looks helpless in this matter.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till March 17.