ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has summoned the medical report of detained prisoner Aafia Siddiqui from Pakistan embassy in Washington within three days.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar was heading a three member bench on the petition filed Aafia’s sister Dr Fauzia Siddiqui.
Fouzia Siddiqui told the bench that Pakistani consul general Aisha Farooqui recently visited Aafia Siddiqui in a Texas prison.
To this, Chief Justice Nisar remarked that there were rumours of the imprisoned scientist’s death. The Pakistan Embassy [in Washington] should tell whether Aafia is even alive, he remarked.
He then summoned a report on the state of Aafia Siddiqui from the Pakistan Embassy in Washington within three days.
On May 24th, amid rumors of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s death on the social media, Aisha Farooqi the Pakistani council in Texas visited detained scientist in Carswell detention facility in Texas.
The consulate rejected the rumors regarding Dr Aafia’s death, as the meeting continued for 2 hours.
Dr Fauzia who is Aafia’s sister said that such rumors have become a source of concern for the family, and appealed to the people not to spread it.
She categorically rejected the rumors of Aafia’s death.
Earlier, Fauzia informed that she established contact with Pakistan’s Consular General in Texas Aisha Farooqi, who said at that time she has not heard back from the local prison authorities, therefore, she could neither confirm nor deny any such information.