On May 8, 2014, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly adopted a resolution demanding the federal government take steps for release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
Tabled by a JUI-F female lawmaker, the House adopted a resolution urging the provincial government to ask the federal government to take steps to ensure the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
ANP did not participate in the voting and demanded a debate in the House over the issue.
MEANWHILE, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights on Nov 20, 2009 adopted a unanimous resolution demanding early release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui from US detention.
On March 25, 2010, PM Gilani said that top officials currently visiting Washington would raise the issue of her arrest and conviction with the US authorities.
On August 21, Pakistan’s National Assembly by passing a resolution demanded repatriation from the United States of Dr Siddiqui. “We call upon the federal government to take up the matter with U.S. authorities,” said Foreign Minister, while reading out a resolution adopted unanimously. Qureshi also asked the U.S. authorities to immediately provide necessary medical assistance to Siddiqui, shot in the abdomen when U.S. officials claimed she tried to fire on a group of American troops who wanted to question her in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US at the time, Hussain Haqqani, had sent a letter to the US State Department, urging the US authorities to allow Aafia Siddiqui to return home. The ambassador argued that since Ms Siddiqui had already been declared unfit to stand trial, there was no justification for keeping her in the United States. The ambassador called for her release on humanitarian grounds and said she should be sent to her family for treatment and recuperation.