Nation Should Keep Hopes High For Aafia Release: Altaf Shakoor
KARACHI (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 17th March, 2019) Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) President Altaf Shakoor has said that the nation should keep hopes high for release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, adding the nation expects from Prime Minister Imran Khan to give it the gift of Aafia release on March 23.In a statement Sunday, he said previous day the news on mainstream and social media about the expected release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, and preparations to welcome her, showed that the nation anxiously awaits her early return back home.
He said the hearts of Pakistanis beat with the heart of Aafia.He said the nation should not lose hope as good news is expected soon. He said the worry of this nation about Aafia is natural. He said this worry is further deepening as the foreign ministry is not telling the Pakistani nation details of development in Aafia case.
He said; moreover, the Prime Minister's House is also silent on this issue.
Altaf Shakoor urged the Prime Minister Imran Khan to give the gift of Aafia release to the nation on March 23. He reminded that before becoming the Prime Minister, Imran Khan along with the British journalist Mariam Ridley had raised a bold and strong voice for the first time on Aafia issue in their joint press conference.
Khan had also raised this demand during his rallies and election campaigning. He said that including the issue of Aafia release to the manifesto of PTI was reflective of the national aspirations.Altaf Shakoor said now the brave Pakistan army has given a befitting reply to the Indian aggression, and on the other hand America is badly trapped in Afghanistan and already sought help from Pakistan.