ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s sister, met Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday.
Dr. Fowzia thanked the prime minister for receiving her. She appreciated the measures the government was undertaking for Dr. Aafia’s well-being and requested the government of Pakistan to redouble its efforts for the early release of Dr. Aafia.
The prime minister assured Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui of the government of Pakistan’s full support.
It was recalled that the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also had made robust efforts for release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
Shahbaz Sharif lauded Dr. Fowzia’s untiring efforts for several years in the pursuit of justice for her sister and prayed for the well-being and good health of Dr. Aafia.
The prime minister also instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to remain fully engaged with the US government, as well as Pakistan’s Mission in Washington for Dr. Aafia’s well-being and for her early release.