Ministry told to find way for Aafia’s return
By Our Reporter
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the foreign affairs ministry on Monday to find ways and means to bring Dr Aafia Siddiqui back to the country.
Former chief justice of the court, Justice Sardar Aslam, had reserved the verdict last week on a petition by filed by Barrister Iqbal Jaffrey seeking repatriation to the country of Dr Aafia and her children.
The court directed the ministry to examine the possibility of filing a reference with the United Nations if it failed to repatriate the woman detained in the US and her children.
The petitioner in his petition filed in September last year had sought repatriation of Dr Aafia and her minor children Maryam and Salman.
According to the US, the woman was arrested in Afghanistan on July 17 last year and taken to the United States to be tried for attacking an American solider during interrogation.
She had been missing with her three children since 2003.