JUI-F Senator Talha Mehmood meets Aafia Siddiqui in US jail

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KARACHI: Jamait Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) Senator Talha Mehmood met Dr Aafia Siddiqui in the US jail and appealed that the daughter of the nation should be released immediately. In his message from the US, Senator Talha Mehmood said he met for two hours with Dr Aafia Siddiqui in FMC Carswell jail and he found health of Dr Aafia Siddiqui further deteriorated. He said she was under huge mental pressure. He said he had met her in the same jail for three hours in 2008 and as compared Dr Aafia was seen in more stress and difficulty now. He said when asked to give message for the nation and her supporters, she said she should be released from here immediately. Talha Mehmood said fifteen years have passed and Dr Aafia is still in this prison. He said Chaudhry Aftab Consul General of Pakistan was also present during the meeting. He said he thinks that the government should have to take more interest in the case of Dr Aafia Siddiqui and find ways and means for her early release. He said government to government contacts should be used to seek her release. He said there are many lacunae in her case. She was charged for an offence that didn’t happen in the US. She was shifted to the US illegally without giving her consular access. She was tried in a US court illegally and given imprisonment that was too harsh. News Desk