Pakistan regrets sentencing of Dr.Afia by U.S. court

Pakistan on Friday regretted the sentencing of Dr. Afia Siddiqui by a U.S. court and said the prolonged detention of Dr.Afia and her sentencing is a source of deep concern to the Government and people of Pakistan.

In a statement issued here, the Foreign Office Spokesman said, the top leadership and the Government of Pakistan had repeatedly requested the U.S. Administration to release and repatriate Dr. Afia Siddiqui.

The circumstances surrounding her arrest and trial were never fully explained nor her indictment on charges substantiated, he said.

He said, Dr. Afia Siddiqui and her family have suffered immensely, adding, she is a victim of circumstances and it is imperative that Dr. Afia Siddiqui be released and repatriated.

The Government of Pakistan will continue to endeavour to seek justice for Dr. Afia Siddiqui, he said.