Statement regarding Dr Aafia been distorted and taken out of context: FO


Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday clarified that he “certainly” had not said that Dr Aafia Siddiqui does not want to come back to Pakistan.

During his weekly press briefing, Dr Faisal claimed that his statement regarding Dr Siddiqui had been distorted and taken out of context. The FO spokesperson said that steps to bring Dr Siddiqui back were underway and the matter of her return was continuously being raised with Washington.
He added that, with regards Dr Siddiqui and Shakeel Afridi, Pakistan’s stance was the same as before and there was no change in it.


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