Afghan Govt to free Pak terror suspect Dr Aafias son soonAugust 31st, 2008 - 9:28 am ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug 31 (ANI): After repeated requests from Islamabad, the Afghanistan Government has reportedly promised to Pakistan to return soon one of the three sons of Pakistani scientist and terror suspect Dr Aafia Siddiqui, who was arrested in Afghanistan earlier this month and presently being tried in the US for terror charges.
The New York-based human rights body the Human Rights Watch had also urged the Afghan government earlier this week to free the child, who is said to be a US citizen by birth.
Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta said last evening that the young son of Pakistani scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui will be returned to his family soon by Afghanistan. He added said that the boy was arrested more than a month ago, reported the Daily Times.
Well hand the child over to his family very soon, the paper quoted Spanta as telling media persons in Kabul, though he failed to give details about the exact timing of the boys release.
According to the Afghan government officials, the boy is being held by the attorney generals office in Kabul. (ANI)