Protests have been held in various cities of the country calling for the release of Pakistani neurosurgeon Dr Aafia Siddqui who has been imprisoned in the United States.
The ‘Free Aafia Movement’ led by her sister Dr Fowzia Siddiqui held a protest outside the Karachi Press Club and held a march till Governor House.
Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Altaf Shakoor, Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) also joined the protest in Karachi. TLP leader Allama Razi Hussain Naqshbandi was also present on the occasion.
The protesters urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to fulfill his promise to take steps for Dr Aafia’s release and discuss the matter with US authorities for her repatriation to the country.
Dr Fowzia Siddiqui, sister of Dr Aafia, held a protest outside the Karachi Press Club
A young child holds a banner reminding Prime Minister Imran Khan to fulfill his promise for Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s release
A boy holds a placard reading: “I miss my mother. Bring back Dr Aafia.”
The activists of several parties held a protest calling for Dr Aafia’s release.
The ‘Free Aafia Movement’ also held a protest in Islamabad.
Women participating in a protest for Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s release