Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with Fauzia Siddiqui regarding the Dr Aafia Siddiqui case.
In the Dr Aafia Siddiqui case, her sister Dr Fauzia met with FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi. However, Dr Aafia is the Pakistani neuroscientist who is in US jail from over 10 years.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted about his meeting with Dr Fouzia Siddiqui. Here is his tweet:
Met Dr Fauzia Siddiqui today and assured her of my full support. I’ve asked our Counsel General in Houston to seek regular Consular visits and ensure Dr Siddiqui’s well being in line with her legal & human rights. Also discussed possible way forward for Dr. Afia’s repatriation. pic.twitter.com/cuzfA4d9WC
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) November 13, 2018
FM Qureshi also apprised Dr Fouzia Siddiqui of the efforts undertaken in Dr Aafia Siddiqui case. Last week, he revealed that the government will make all diplomatic level efforts to bring Aafia back to Pakistan.
On June 7, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pakistan summoned a report from the Pakistan Embassy in Washington on Dr Aafia. The Pakistani government had raised the issue of “respecting the human and legal rights” of Dr Aafia with US Ambassador Alice Wells who visited Islamabad on November 7.