LAHORE - Following directions of the Lahore High Court, Barrister Muhammad Iqbal Jafree has written a 130-page letter to the American justice authorities to seek release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui on as many as 64 points raised therein for this purpose. Dr Aafia, charged with attacking American marines, is awaiting decision of the trial court while lodged in American Jail after she was taken into custody reportedly in Karachi by the agencies during Musharraf era and was handed over to American authorities in Afghanistan. Besides widespread protests and rallies for the release of Dr Aafia, Jafree also moved the LHC to seek a direction to the Pakistani government for putting more evidence in support innocence of Dr Aafia in the alleged crime before the America court. The court had allowed the petitioner to write to the US court pleading innocence of Aafia. Through the letter, Jafree has urged the US authorities for dropping charges against Dr Aafia on the said points and taking note of the fact that, despite a strong case in her favour, her counsel failed to plead her innocence properly. Referring to a 1959 treaty between Pakistan and America, the advocate says, short of right to vote, Pakistan citizens in America enjoy every other right and on that basis, the US court is bound to meet all legal requirements and the demands of natural justice with regard to the Aafia case. Therefore taking into consideration the said points, the US authorities should set Aafia Siddiqui free. Foundation stone laying ceremony Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Friday performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of nine additional rooms for faculty. This includes a modern committee room to be equipped with the state of the art audio visual facilities, spread over 5,800 square feet area in the Institute of Chemistry, New Campus. Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Ch, Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, Director Institute of Chemistry Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra, Controller Dr Zahid Karim Khan, RO-I Prof Javed Sami, Director P&D Tariq Majeed Qureshi, RO-II Malik Muhammad Zaheer and other senior faculty members were also present on the occasion.