Former attorney general of the United States Mr Ramsey Clark called upon Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee of the MQM Dr Farooq Sattar at Khursheed Begum Secretariat situated in the vicinity of Nine Zero. He was accompanied by a scholar of the Texas University Ms Laura Castro and Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, the sister of Dr Afia Siddiqui who is languishing in a jail in the United States. The current situation in the country and other issues of mutual interests were discussed in the meeting.
Member of the Co-ordination Committee Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Advisor to the Chief Minister Sindh Khawaja Izharul Hassan and In-charge of the Muttahida Lawyers Forum Mr Zameer Siddiqui was also present in the meeting.
Mr Clark expressed concern on the sentence passed on Dr Afia by the US court. He said that he would raise voice for her release in Pakistan and the United States. Dr Sattar extended sympathies to Dr Fauzia and said that the MQM had been speaking about the release of Dr Afia at every forum. He said that he would appeal to President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to lend their support on this issue.