KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Sunday announced that it would take out a protest rally on Tuesday to condemn the sentence awarded to Dr Aafia Siddiqui in the United States.
A US court found Siddiqui guilty of attempted murder of US military officers in Afghanistan in 2008 and jailed her for 86 years.
Speaking to media representatives at the residence of Fauzia Siddiqui, Aafia’s sister, MQM leader Farooq Sattar said the sentence has shocked the entire nation.
Sattar demanded that the US frees Dr Aafia after pardoning her.
He said a team from the MQM would meet the US ambassador to Pakistan on Monday and demand for Dr Siddiqui’s release.
Earlier, MQM chief Altaf Hussain had also called on the US government to withdraw the sentence and release Dr Aafia.
Various groups in Pakistan have criticised the sentence against Aafia Siddiqui.