KARACHI - Pasban has urged all political parties to withdraw their candidates from NA-250 Karachi to support Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of Pakistani mother Dr Aafia Siddiqui, presently languishing in a US prison. 

Pasban Pakistan president Altaf Shakoor said the Pakistani woman scientist Dr Aafia has completed her first 10 years in captivity; however, the previous regime in their five-year tenure did nothing for her release.

He said now it is high time for political forces that they should withdraw their candidates from NA-250 Karachi to support Dr Fauzia to strengthen the struggle for release and repatriation of Dr Aafia.

Dr Aafia has been facing life imprisonment in an American prison for allegedly attacking a Nato troop in Afghanistan.