IHC resumes Aafia extradition case today

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will resume the hearing of a petition concerning the extradition of Dr Aafia Siddiqui to the United States today (Wednesday).

At the last hearing, the court had directed the Foreign Affairs Ministry to submit a detailed reply until October 15 about the extradition, and steps taken to bring her back to Pakistan.

Petitioner Barrister M Javed Iqbal Jafferi had submitted that the ministry had failed to implement court orders. He said Dr Aafia was abducted from Karachi in April 2003 and taken to the US against her will. Therefore, he added, she should be brought back to Pakistan to face trial in her country.

Meanwhile, the Defence of Human Rights, an NGO working for release of missing persons, has requested the members of civil society and people to attend today’s hearing at the IHC.

dailytimes.com.pk

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