Rulers wall between Aafia, her children: decries mother

Karachi: Our own rulers are the wall between Dr Aafia Siddiqui and her children, as just one signature of President Asif Ali Zardari would ensure her repatriation, said Asmat Siddiqui, the mother of Dr Aafia here Wednesday.

She said social work icon Abdul Sattar Edhi visited the ’10 years10 days’ camp at Karachi Press Club KPC and offered that he was ready to undergo the remaining jail term of Aafia if she is released. She said this solidarity of Edhi is a matter of great solace for the family of Dr Aafia. She said she is also thankful to leaders and workers of political parties and civil society who visited the camp to show solidarity with Dr Aafia Siddiqui. Asmat hoped that as the whole nation supports the cause of Aafia, she would Inshallah soon back home.

She said Dr Aafia is not only her daughter but the daughter of whole nation. She requested political and social leaders, human rights activists, writers, columnists, journalists and Ulema to join the struggle for release of Aafia.

She requested Abdul Sattar Edhi to call on President Asif Ali Zardari and persuade him to write a letter to the US President Barack Hussein Obama for the release of Aafia Siddiqui.