KARACHI - The release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui is possible through diplomatic channels, but sadly, it is not amongst priorities of sitting Pakistani rulers, said Aafia Movement leader Dr Fowzia Siddiqui, here Monday.

Addressing a protest at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on completion of twelve years of Aafia in detention, she said Americans are ready to repatriate Aafia, but Pakistani rulers are not.

She said PM Nawaz Sharif promised to bring Aafia back but due hidden pressure PML-N leader was backtracking from his promise.

Raymond Davis who killed three Pakistanis got freedom without any difficulty but rulers have kept a mum on Aafia’s case said Fowzia adding that Americans are going out of the way to free their agent Dr Shakeel Afridi.  On the occasion, Aafia`s daughter Mariam appealed to the PM and COAS to make efforts for Dr Aafia on humanitarian grounds.

Speaking on the occasion, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Hussain Mehnati said that when parties are in opposition, it promises Aafia’s release but forget her after coming in power.

Pasban Chief Altaf Shakoor, former MPA Muhammad Yunus Barai, Shamim Kazmi of Business Women and other also spoke on the occasion.