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 GEO Pakistan
 Senate committee asks for details on Dr. Aafia issue
 Updated at: 2219 PST,  Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Senate committee asks for details on Dr. Aafia issue ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior has directed the officials of foreign ministry to summon US Ambassador to Pakistan for collecting more information on the issue of Dr. Aafia Siddiqi and submit the details within next 15 days.

Senator Talha Mahmood chaired the meeting called to review the issue of Pakistani prisoners being held in different foreign jails.

Special Secretary and Director General of the Foreign Office told the committee that Dr. Aafia case had become complicated due to the contradictory statements made by the detained neuroscientist. They said that Dr Aafia could be jailed for up to 30 years.

At the meeting, officials of foreign and interior ministries disclosed that they had no clue about the presence of FBI men and their activities in Pakistan.

To a question, they said that very sensitive and unsafe information were gathered from the computer of Saif ur Rehman who is in a Chilean jail.

The foreign office said that 6900 were in different foreign jails while some 3000 had returned to the country.
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