A Govt Resolution Wants Dr. Aafia Siddiqui To Be Titled 'Daughter of Pakistan' But Many Pakistanis Are Against It

A Govt Resolution Wants Dr. Aafia Siddiqui To Be Titled ‘Daughter of Pakistan’ But Many Pakistanis Are Against It!


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Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani national who was charged by a US court and sentenced to 86 years in prison. The current resolution was moved by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the provincial assembly Seemabia Tahir.

The resolution demands from Prime Minister Imran Khan to award title of “Daughter of Pakistan” to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and fastens efforts for her safe return to Pakistan.

It’s safe to say that the government of Pakistan is geared up and is trying to bring Miss Siddiqui back. Moreover, the chances have even brightened due to ongoing talks of the United States with the Taliban.

Source/ Dawn

Furthermore, according to sources, the Afghan T, during their ongoing negotiations with the US, have presented a list of several prisoners which they want to be released.

Sources have informed that Ms. Siddiqui’s name is among the top ten names whose release is being demanded by the Afghans. In November last year, Pakistan’s consul general in Houston met Dr. Aafia at the prison where she handed him over the letter addressed to Mr. Khan.

People have mixed reviews on this and here are a few…

Some are highly against her return and believe that she has wasted a lot of money!

Some said not at all!

Another user said that it’s useless

One more user stated this…

Another user made fun of Aafia…

However, some were glad that Aafia might return to Pakistan!

Hamza Ali Abbasi partook in the Twitter debate and shared his views.

Here’s another user mentioning the return of Aafia Siddiqui

Digging a little deeper, Aafia’s parents were Pakistani strivers – middle-class people with strong faith in Islam and education. Her father, Mohammad, was an English-trained doctor; her mother, Ismet, befriended the dictator General Zia ul-Haq.

Aafia was a smart teenager, and in 1990 followed her older brother to the US. Impressive grades won her admission to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, later, Brandeis University, where she graduated in cognitive neuroscience. In 1995 she married a young Karachi doctor, Amjad Khan; a year later their first child, Ahmed, was born.

We’re still waiting to see if Aafia will step in Pakistan and if we’ll ever learn the truth behind the entire situation. If you have anything more to add to this story, let us know!

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