A Pakistani girl the Pakistani government can really get behind?
So what if she has been called the “most dangerous woman in the world,” who, when arrested, had in her possession “maps of New York, a list of potential targets that included the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the subway system, and detailed chemical-biological radiological weapon information,” — not to mention a liter of cyanide?
Would that the Pakistani government made such vociferous efforts at protecting Pakistani schoolgirls who simply want to go to school without being blown up.
“Senate urges govt to bring back Aafia Siddiqui,” by Muhammad Bilal for the Daily Times, January 30 :
ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday renewed its demand from the United States to repatriate Dr Aafia Siddiqui to Pakistan.
The issue surfaced when two separate reports of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Functional Committee on Human Rights compiled after some senators met Aafia — who is currently detained in a New York jail — were presented in the upper house.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said the government should ask US President Barack Obama to release the Pakistani citizen, as there are no charges of terrorism proved against her.
Senator SM Zafar urged the government and human rights bodies to step up their efforts for the repatriation of Aafia.
Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Professor Muhammad Ibrahim said the previous regime committed serious violations of the human rights and hundreds of people went missing. “Today, the family members of missing persons are protesting outside the parliament house. I request the government to make efforts for the recovery of these missing people,” he added.[…]
Leader of the House Raza Rabbani condemned how she had been treated and said US authorities were yet to decide about initiating a trial due to her poor mental health.
He also assured the Senate that the government is making efforts for the recovery of the missing persons.