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Karachi: Christians invoke Pope Francis to procure release of Aafia Siddiqui


Pakistani Christian leaders call for release of Aafia Siddiqui – for this reason they call upon Pope Francis to play his part in procuring release of Aafia. In this regard, Reverend Justin Sardar, from the Great Commission Pentecostal Church of Pakistan along with Javaid Masih, Nadeem Ashraf, Javaid Khan and other Christian leaders have appealed to the Pope Francis.

Pope Francis urged by Pakistani Christians

Reverend Justin Sardar made this mercy appeal during the “86-day Dr Aafia Release symbolic hunger strike camp” which was held in front of the Karachi Press Club today November 7, Monday. At this occasion sister of Aafia Saddiqui, was also present. Dr Fauzia Saddiqui sister of Aafia Saddiqui is leading the Aafia Movement.

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Reverend Justin further said: “God wants that we should uphold justice and love all human beings. He said to have mercy on people and tolerate one another are priceless virtues.” He further stated that Bible teaches that prisoners should be freed and that mercy and kindness must be shown to the distressed and down trodden people.

He continued to say that in this context, Dr. Aafia who is also prisoner must be shown mercy and kindness. “When we talk about mercy, Aafia does deserves mercy.” He continued by referring to the statement issued by Pope Francis when he urged all the European Christians to extend help to distressed people in Syria and other parts.

Reverend Justine said that Dr. Aafia is mother of three children and pointed out to the prolonged ordeal of her children because of her absence. He said that the world could not afford to ignore their plights and sorrow. He urged the Pope to engage the US administration in a dialogue in order to procure immediate release of Pakistani woman Dr. Aafia Saddiqui.