KARACHI – The first fifty days of 86-day token hunger strike for Aafia release in front of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) completed on Sunday.
The protesting women presented their bangles to the rulers on their failure to secure the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui.
According to details, a large number of women civil society activists strongly protested at the 86-day token hunger strike camp of Aafia Movement on the completion of the first 50 days of their token hunger strike.
They said they are offering their glass bangles to the rulers on their failure to secure the release of the daughter of the nation, Dr Aafia Siddiqui.
They regretted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not fulfill his promise regarding the release of Aafia.
They said the rulers are not considering the daughters of common Pakistanis as their own daughters.
They said that though the prime minister is not concerned about the plights of the daughter of the nation and he has failed to secure the release of innocent Aafia, but still we pray for wellbeing for the children of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
They said they appreciate that Prime Minister is trying hard to save his daughter Marriam from corruption allegations, adding had he taken even taken slight efforts for the daughter of the nation with same seriousness and concern; he would have secured the release of Aafia from the US prison.
They said for last 50 days they have tried their best to remind the rulers of their national honour and pride but in vain, and now they have no option to shame them by presenting their glass bangles.
They said the rulers deserve to wear these bangles as they are not able to defend the honour of the Pakistani daughters.
They said, however, the Pakistani nation fully supports the cause of Aafia.
Those spoke included Azra Amjad, Sajida Perveen, Kulsoom Nawaz, Bisma Haroon, Erum Haneef, Mehrunnisa, Noor Aslam, Najma Ibrahim, Fowzia Ibrahim, Ameer Bibi, Tasleem Ghulam Rasool, Abida Perveen, Adnan Bhatti, Imam HussianHamdam and others.
They also continued the recitation from the Holy Quran and prayers for early release of Aafia Siddiqui.