Govt told to work for early return of Dr Aafia -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Govt told to work for early return of Dr Aafia

RAWALPINDI: The Islamabad High Court asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday to work for possible step for early repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui and disposed of a petition on the matter.

Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan also asked Pakistan embassy in Washington to remain in contact with US officials to bring Dr Aafia back.

Petitioners Iffat Siddiqui, mother to Dr Aafia, and Iftikhar Hussain Rajpoot had moved the court for her repatriation.

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey, counsel for the petitioners, had requested the IHC to decide the matter as early as possible as the time limit for filing an appeal in the International Court of Justice could expire if the matter remained pending without adjudication here.
Source: Dawn
Date:6/4/2009