Demo staged for release of lady doctor
PESHAWAR, July 31: Workers of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), Peshawar chapter, on Thursday staged a protest demonstration outside the Peshawar Press Club against the incarceration of a Pakistani woman, Dr Aafia Siddiqui, in Afghanistan.
The demonstrators were holding placards inscribed with slogans against the confinement of the woman with her children and violence against them.
They were chanting slogans for early release of the detainees and warned that if they were not set free safely the PTI workers would launch a protest drive against their imprisonment.
The protestors, who were led by PTI Peshawar chapter president Engineer Haamid-ul-Haq told reporters that the woman had been arrested by law-enforcement agencies on April 30, 2003.
He said she was then handed over to the American secret agency FBI which reportedly kept her at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan since then.