Rulers have done nothing for Aafia’s release: JI


LAHORE: Naib Ameer of the Jamaat e Islami, Hafiz Mohammad idrees, has said it was a matter of great shame that Pakistan’s distinguished daughter Dr Aafia Siddiqi had been in US jail for the last ten years but the Pakistan government and the Muslim world had done nothing for her release.

Addressing JI workers at Mansoora on Monday, he said the US, the so called champion of liberties and human rights, was subjecting an innocent Muslim lady to all forms of torture while the NGOs and other international bodies clamouring for civil liberties and the prisoners’ rights were silent spectators.

Hafiz Mohammad Idrees pointed out the present rulers, in their election meetings, had promised to get Dr Aafia Siddiqui released from the US jail but they had done practically nothing in this direction during the last two years.

He said that a mercy appeal from the President of Pakistan to US President Obama could be of great help but added that the rulers were least concerned about the Dr Aafia’s released.