SHC issues notice to respondents in Aafia Siddiqui case

Source: AAJ TV

Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2008 12:38 pm

KARACHI : The Sindh High Court (SHC), on a constitutional petition against the arrest of a Pakistani citizen, Dr Aafia Siddiqui and her three children, keeping them at separate places and their handing over to US, has issued notice to the respondents for December 5.

Human Rights Network president, Intikhab Alam Suri had filed the petition in SHC through Iqbal Aqeel Advocate, making a plea that Aafia Siddiqui along with her three children was abducted and they were being kept at separate unknown places and tortured, while Dr Aafia Siddiqui in sub-conscious state was handed over to US although no evidence against her exists. The petition further said, “She is a Pakistani citizen, her security was the government’s responsibility and, therefore, the respondents-federal interior and foreign ministries and the federation should be ordered to recover and bring back Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and her three children by fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities.

SHC Bench comprised of Chief Justice, Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Ghulam Dastagir Shahani.

 

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