Islamabad, Feb 12 (ANI): Zia Muslim League Chairman Ijazul Haq has slammed the Pakistan government for its inability to bring back the country's aneuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui from a jail in the US.
Addressing a Difa-e-Pakistan Karachi rally, Haq cited the release of the CIA spy Davis Raymond and the Supreme Court's permission to allow Pakistan's former the US Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani to travel abroad despite being associated with the Memo Gate scandal, to say that the government of the country should be ashamed of its poor performance.
"The US can release Davis Raymond, and Hussain Haqqani, but our government can't bring back Aafia Siddiqui," he said.
Dr Siddiqui was arrested by American intelligence authorities in 2008 for allegedly being one of the key conspirators in the 9/11 attacks in New York.
She has been kept in various jails in America since then and there were reports of her being physically tortured.
Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC)'s Karachi rally, being organised with the support of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), began today (Sunday) and is continuing at the Quaid's mausoleum in presence of several religious and political leaders.
JI chief Munnawar Hassan, Maulana Samiul Haq, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Hameed Gul, former federal minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Chief of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Ahmed Ludhianvi, late General Ziaul Haq's son Ejazul Haq, among many others, will address the rally.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) senior vice-president Ejaz Chaudhry was also seen at the rally. (ANI)
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