MQM seeks release of Dr Aafia

The Deputy Convener MQM, Dr Farooq Sattar Sunday, on behalf of the party leadership, condemned the conviction of Dr Aafia Siddiqui by a US court.

Addressing the media after holding a meeting with the family members of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Dr Farooq Sattar, accompanied by ex-deputy Nazim, Nasreen Jalil, said that MQM leader, Altaf Hussain has already expressed his sympathy with the family of Dr Aafia and condemned her conviction.

“The MQM would not appeal but it demands that she (Dr Aafia) may be released immediately and her cases may be quashed on humanitarian grounds,” Dr Sattar said.

“The cases against her may be withdrawn as has been demanded by the whole nation during the protest rallies across the country,” he said.