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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 23, 2019

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Pakistan

Web Desk
Tue, Apr 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal has claimed that the government of Pakistan was reviewing various aspects of return of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, however, there are reports she does not want to come to Pakistan.

In an interview with The Independent Urdu, Dr Mohammad Faisal said if Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump engaged in meeting in future, exchange of Dr Aafia Siddiqui and Dr Shakeel Afridi would likely be discussed.

He went on to say, however, there are reports Dr Aafia does not want to come to Pakistan.

The spokesperson said Pakistan’s foreign policy is moving in right direction. He expressed hope that Islamabad-New Delhi relations will improve after elections in India.

Commenting on Dr Faisal’s statement, sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, Fauzia Siddiqui dismissed such reports and termed it baseless.