Aafia Siddiqui seeks PM Imran’s help for release

Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist imprisoned in US, has asked Prime Minister Imran Khan for her release, discretionary sources informed.

The Pakistani diplomat general in Houston visited Aafia on October 9, the sources stated, amid which she made a demand for passing on her message to PM Imran.

“I want to get out of prison, my imprisonment in the US is illegal as I was kidnapped and taken to the US, Imran Khan had supported me in the past also. I have always considered him as one of my biggest heroes and wish to see him as the Khalifa of all Muslims. He should be careful of the munafiq around him,” she said.

“All those who criticise Imran Khan for his past mistakes should stop doing that because under Islamic law he is innocent. Even the Sahaba with the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had made mistakes in their lives and when they embraced Islam their past mistakes were forgiven and they became innocent. It is the same with Imran Khan. He had once stated himself that he came to learn about Islam much later in his life. If anyone has doubts on this, I can debate about this.”

Discretionary sources additionally said that in light of a demand by Aafia’s sister Dr Fouzia Siddiqui, the remote pastor will meet her one week from now.

On June 7, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pakistan brought a report from the Pakistan Embassy in Washington on Dr Aafia, after a three-part seat, driven by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard an appeal recorded by Dr Fouzia.