|Pak-Americans Issue Resolution for Dr. Aafia's Release|
PADF Resolution Passed during RC visit - Aug 27, 2012
Below is the text of the Resolution passed by PADF (Pakistan American democratic Forum) during the recent vsisit to pakistan by former US Attorney General, Ramsey Clark.
A New Initiative To Seek Dr Aafia's Release On the Basis of the New Evidence
Whereas, the Upper House of the Pakistani Parliament had unanimously passed a resolution on February 23, 2010, reflecting entire nation's collective demand "that Government should adopt all legal and diplomatic measures to seek her [Dr Aafia's] return to Pakistan," and
Whereas, General Musharraf's Foreign Minister, Mr Khurshid Kasuri, has recently confessed the complicity of the Musharraf regime in kidnapping and handing over Dr Aafia to the US government, and has apologized for his own involvement in this abominable act, stating "I'm so sorry for handing over the innocent Dr Aafia Siddiqui to the Americans. It was my biggest mistake ever," and
Whereas, the Zardari government has not only been negligent in pursuing it's moral and legal duties, the connivance of its ambassador Hussain Haqqani with the US intelligence is a matter of public record, and it's new ambassador had initially refused to issue a visa to the Honorable Ramsey Clark - a great friend of Pakistan and a known benefactor of the Bhutto family, and
Whereas, powerful circles in the US are putting pressure on the Zaradri Government to release Dr Shakeel Afridi to the US, and
Whereas, a number of knowledgeable American activists and legal experts, including Ms Tina Foster, the only US lawyer acceptable to Dr Aafia, believe there is a "small window of opportunity" for negotiating Dr Aafia's release.
a) hold a major press conference at the Pakistani embassy to announce the new initiative based on new evidence.
c) enlist support of all major human rights organizations
d) issue visas to Hon Cynthia McKinney, Hon Mike Gravel, Hon Ako Abdul Samad, Tina Foster, Esq, Sara Flounders, Esq and other known human rights activists to visit Pakistan and
educate the Pakistani public about the reservoirs of goodwill for Dr Aafia that exist even in the United States.