ISLAMABAD - After going through the sorry tale of Dr Aafia Siddiqui who was mysteriously handed over to Americans years ago, Chairman Standing Committee of Senate on Interior Senator Muhammad Talha Mehmood has summoned former interior minister Faisal Saleh Hayat and former secretary interior Syed Kamal Shah. Mystery of Aafia, who is still in captivity of the self-styled champion of human rights, USA, stymied temperatures of many philanthropists in the world, Talha stated while presiding over a meeting of the Standing Committee of Senate on Interior here on Saturday. He also criticized US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who made a futile attempt to improve the image of America during her visit to Pakistan, did not talk about innocent Pakistanis who are still in custody of CIA. During the meeting, the senate body observed that the Pakistan embassy in the US failed to talk to the US officials on the issue of missing persons imprisoned in America. Instead of speaking loudly, US Secretary of State did not even extend friendship ties with Pakistan. Do friends bask in the bloodshed of their friends brothers, it asked. The officials of the Interior Ministry informed the meeting that around 6337 Pakistanis were in the captivity of foreign countries. They were under-trial there, they added. Showing deep concern over the performance of 305 diplomats working in 116 countries, Senator Talha asked why they failed to take up their (prisoners) cases at legal grounds. The Senate body also wrote a letter to the incumbent Interior Minister and Secretary Interior asking them to inform the committee about the upcoming development in Dr. Aafias case. It also sought a comprehensive report from the Ministry of Law and Justice pertaining to Dr Aafias appearance before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which may be challenged before the court. Meanwhile, Senator Sughra Imam, who attended the meeting, said Dr. Aafia was being floated by the US media, especially in New York. Although, the Pakistani community in the US staged several protests against the criminal silence of the Pakistan Embassy in the US over this serious matter of concern, no positive results could be secured, she remarked. We have decided to launch a massive campaign for Dr. Aafias early release from the US prison, she added. Fauzia Siddiqui, Aafias sister, informed the committee that the PM assured her mother of his full support for early release of Aafia from the US prison. Three lawyers, costing $ 0.5 million each, have also been hired by the Government of Pakistan to contest her case, she added. However, she lamented over the attitude of Ms. Hillary who made tall claims of the credibility of America on human rights issues and did not even speak about her sister (Aafia). She recalled that the Islamabad High Court had ordered to raise the issue in the ICJ. However, authorities concerned did not allow her to knock the door of a court further, she said, adding that the government informed her that the permission of United Nations is yet to be sought to challenge the case in the ICJ. The meeting suggested that the civil society and human rights organizations in the US should launch a massive awareness campaign to highlight the plight of Dr. Aafia who is in a US prison.