Dr. Aafia Siddiqui finally signs mercy petition to send to US President
Islamabad: Pakistani neuroscientist Dr., serving his 86-year sentence in a federal prison in the United States of America for almost a decade. Aafia Siddiqui finally signed a mercy petition, informing Babar Awan, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Parliamentary Affairs. Senate.
Avan said during a question hour in the Senate on Thursday that Siddiqui was previously reluctant to file a mercy petition, but has now signed it, adding that the petition will now be forwarded to the US President for consideration.
She expressed her helplessness to free Afia from American detention, stating that the neuroscientist had access to emails through which she was in contact with her family members and lawyers.
He also mentioned that Drs. Aafia spoke to the Pakistan Embassy officials in the United States several times over the telephone.
Awan said that legal action could be taken against those who had given Pakistani nationals in US custody.
The consultant said the prison administration in the US had suspended the lawyer’s personal visit after the coronovirus epidemic had spread, adding that counselors kept in touch with the US official to get updates about the national health of the US citizen.
Awan said that Pakistan’s embassy in Washington DC made efforts and on September 24, Dr. Held a special counselor meeting with Aafia, when he declared her well.