Aafia Siddiqui’s Indictment Court Order

I’m sharing with our readers, the actual court order issued by the District Court in the case US Government vs Aafia Siddiqui – if one might notice, there is no reference regarding the abduction of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui from Pakistan in collaboration of General Pervaiz Musharraf and the US Governmental Agencies, the case immediately jumps to her alleged arrest in August 2008 and the alleged tussle she had with the federal officers who had her in for questioning.



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10 responses to “Aafia Siddiqui’s Indictment Court Order”

  1. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    General Pervaiz Musharraf and the US Governmental Agencies, the case immediately jumps to her alleged arrest in August 2008 [Teeth Maestro]


    Dr Sahab has raised and Excellent point!

    ‘MI handed Dr Aafia over to US’ By Faraz Khan Friday, August 08, 2008

    KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department has alleged Military Intelligence (MI) detained Dr Aafia Siddiqui in 2003 and then handed her over to United States-based agencies, Daily Times learnt on Thursday.

    Missing US Connections [why in every such US Citizens are involved] Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s disappearance The following is a chronological account of Dr Siddiqi’s disappearance and the current status of the situation: 30 March 2004 Tuesday http://www.dawn.com/2004/03/30/letted.htm#5

    The mystery of Dr Aafia Siddiqui Declan Walsh The Guardian, Tuesday 24 November 2009 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/24/aafia

    Her parents were Pakistani strivers – middle-class folk with strong faith in Islam and education. Her father, Mohammad, was an English-trained doctor; her mother, Ismet, befriended the dictator General Zia ul-Haq. Aafia was a smart teenager, and in 1990 followed her older brother to the US. Impressive grades won her admission to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, later, Brandeis University, where she graduated in cognitive neuroscience. In 1995 she married a young Karachi doctor, Amjad Khan; a year later their first child, Ahmed, was born.

    Siddiqui was also an impassioned Muslim activist. In Boston she campaigned for Afghanistan, Bosnia and Chechnya; she was particularly affected by graphic videos of pregnant Bosnian women being killed. She wrote emails, held fundraisers and made forceful speeches at her local mosque. But the charities she worked with had sharp edges. The Nairobi branch of one, Mercy International Relief Agency, was linked to the 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa; three other charities were later banned in the US for their links to al-Qaida.

    The September 11 2001 attacks marked a turning point in Siddiqui's life. In May 2002 the FBI questioned her and her husband about some unusual internet purchases they had made: about $10,000 worth of night-vision goggles, body armour and 45 military-style books including The Anarchist's Arsenal. (Khan said he bought the equipment for hunting and camping expeditions.) Their marriage started to crumble. A few months later the couple returned to Pakistan and divorced that August, two weeks before the birth of their third child, Suleman.

    On Christmas Day 2002 Siddiqui left her three children with her mother in Pakistan and returned to the US, ostensibly to apply for academic jobs. During the 10-day trip, however, Siddiqui did something controversial: she opened a post box in the name of Majid Khan, an alleged al-Qaida operative accused of plotting to blow up petrol stations in the Baltimore area. The post box, prosecutors later said, was to facilitate his entry into the US.

    Six months after her divorce, she married Ammar al-Baluchi, a nephew of the 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, at a small ceremony near Karachi. Siddiqui's family denies the wedding took place, but it has been confirmed by Pakistani and US intelligence, al-Baluchi's relatives and, according to FBI interview reports recently filed in court, Siddiqui herself. At any rate, it was a short-lived honeymoon.

    In March 2003 the FBI issued a global alert for Siddiqui and her ex-husband, Amjad Khan. Then, a few weeks later, she vanished. According to her family, she climbed into a taxi with her three children – six-year-old Ahmed, four-year-old Mariam and six-month old Suleman – and headed for Karachi airport. They never made it. (Khan, on the other hand, was interviewed by the FBI in Pakistan, and subsequently released.)

  2. Aamir Mughal Avatar

    Another prominent Pakistani American is also missing and he is a Jang Group's Senior Correspondent and his name is Nayyar Zaidi [used to write "Maktoob-e-Washington" in Akhbar-e-Jahan] and I fail to understand as to why GEO is silent on this????

    1. Abdullah Avatar

      Because, GEO a CNN affiliated news channel is as good as our political leaders.

  3. awara Avatar

    Hamaree g.a.n.d.o.o fauj:


    jab amreeka kai samney jatey hain to inka peshab nikal jaaata hai, jab apnee qaum kee baree ateee hai to inko sara Pakistan kee wafadaree yaaad ajaateee hai.

    BTW, Musharraf shouldn't be blamed alone. He was nothing if other bastards didn't support him and same goes for the political bastards like Altaf Hussain and Chaudhree brothers…

  4. farrahshah Avatar

    Dr Afia


    I read the detailed report in the above link at Daily times.


    Very sad and heavy hearted to read but

    Have we learnt the lessons and have we really taken any notice of the circumstances how she ended up where she is .

    We are all trying our level best to prove ,it was Musharraf fault ,it was USA fault and she must come home…

    but have we tried to save others from following the same route?

    The route is simple …it is the route of extreme sincerity to poors and Muslims and to see the Khilafat in Europe and USA.


    maybe her ID was stolen by very crafty people and maybe through out this episode she had just been planted but have we alerted ourselves and the rest of Pakistanis to beware?


    Maybe in her mind she was trying to help to raise money for the charity …but what sort of charity was it of course she would not know or would not investigate?

    One important line in the related article is she worked in Bosnia as an aid worker ?

    How many will be converted into extremism to get revenge from USA as Afia did seeing the horrors in Bosnia?

    How many Muslims want to convert USA and Europe into Islamic world?

    If we are sincere to ourselves and if we are interested in Human rights and if we are serious to save Afia than we must work to stop many more innocent Afias' falling into trap of their own thoughts that they have to convert the world in Islam and by blasting few bombs world can be won over.

    ——If violance and bloodshed could free nations than Palestine would have been freed long time ago .

    Table talks ,education and rule of law and protest are the only ways.

    We the Muslims of Pakistan should have strong faith in the above because Mr.Jinnah got us Pakistan not through voilence ,not through bullets and gun fights but through table talks,and conferences.

    Same goes for Prophet Muhammad PBUH Makkah was won without a bloodshed.

    Makkah was won through peace,patiance,and negotiations.


    Humble request to all friends and fellows :Save your friends and fellows and children who are intelligent,genius from falling pray to the radicalisation.

    Afia Siddiqui is not the only victim.All the Muslim young educated and brilliant scholars can be targetted and approached ,they are all vulnerable.

    Save them bring awareness

  5. Nazia Avatar

    The Pakistani team comprising of mushaid and Barrister zafar when met Afia in Texas jail, they made this recorded statement that Afia told them that she was in Afghanistan when caught by US toops.
    So lot of difference in verdicts of people who are claiming to be her supporter is making this case very complicated.
    As she has been kept for prolonged hard detention so people shouldn’t think of her composed mental approach but she was badly trapped in US courts as her links and crime list was originated from Afghanistan where all kind of fabricated proofs can be any time prepared by US army for securing their point of views.
    We all saw that soon after her verdict a new video tape of beheading of Taliban was aired international to justified all kinds of forceful acts of US and Nato forces.

  6. haider Avatar

    a shameful act indeed….but lets just think for a moment what if she was guilty what if was actively involved or helping talibans…then?? Then US did what Pakistan or any other muslim state would have done isnt it??

  7. Arshad Khan Avatar
    Arshad Khan


    Two wrongs dont make a right. If she was guilty she should have been tried in pakistani courts before being whisked away by CIA or FBI from Karachi. It is just another example of Slaves following their Masters' orders!

  8. Asad Avatar

    The curious case of Aafia Siddui and the conspiracy theorists!

    By: Ahmed Naqvi

    Aafia Siddiqui's legal case has done its round in Pakistan’s media. From the anti-government newspaper The Nation, to the relatively liberal and seemingly unbiased Dawn, everyone has taken a swipe at this jaw-dropping, mind-numbing political situation. Yes, political situation. Though her curious case may have been shrouded under a dark cloud, the manner in which the opponents of this government have turned her case into a ticking time bomb is truly disgusting.

    Recently a protest was carried out in Gujranwala at the behest of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Why? They wanted to “condemn” the jury decision made by a US court, which went against their wishes. I have no complaints with holding a protest, it is a privilege we all share given by our constitution, but tell me, how many of the protestors knew the details surrounding the case? Is it not ironic that people argue for the supremacy and sovereignty of courts in their own country, but “condemn” the courts of another? Furthermore, you want the United States to be respectful, but all you can do is burn the US Flag and effigies of their political leaders. Practice what you preach; it is really not that hard.

    It is unfortunate that whenever Pakistan is mentioned in the media, we seem to be under a cloud of negative news stories. With the amount of media covering the case, one would think that Mrs. Siddiqui would take the opportunity and prove her innocence on an emotional front. What did she end up doing? Much to the delight of Zaid Hamid, Aafia Siddiqui lambasted Israel and Zionism (which has nothing to do with her legal case) and refused assistance provided by her government. I find it truly amazing that the MIT graduate did not take a smarter route and ended up looking like well – not innocent.

    What is more regrettable in such situations is not the outcry we witness in Pakistan but the instigators who enjoy making the situation a political mountain. These nincompoops play with the emotions and sentiments of the Pakistani nation. One of them seems to be enjoying the spotlight with a fashion designer, while the other is nothing short of a brilliant fable writer. You guessed them – Zaid Hamid and Ahmed Quraishi. Zaid Hamid is a comic story and it is hilarious to see how he is making rounds in schools and colleges promoting the Pakistan Allama Iqbal envisioned. It is an insult, that a character as shady and repulsive as Hamid’s, is trying to create parallels with one of our most noble and revered leaders.

    To truly understand the fable writing of Ahmed Quraishi, one only needs to go through his website and find all the predictions he has made. Sadly, none of them have come true. How I wish they had, it would have saved me some research and allowed me to concentrate elsewhere! Working in collaboration with The Nation, Mr. Quraishi has gone to great lengths slinging mud on diplomats, bureaucrats and elected officials. Singing a populist tone, he lambasts the United States for constant drone attacks, but refuses to pen a single word against the Pakistan Army who has sanctioned such strikes. He loathes Anne Patterson and the United States with a passion, but had no issues applying for employment opportunities with US companies. Does he truly think that he is our messiah by making himself look like a fool?

    The Nation enjoyed the verdict against Aafia Siddiqui. Using the political storm created by the case, the paper blasted their favorite punching bag, Ambassador Haqqani and the federal government for not securing the release of Aafia Siddiqui. It is strange that they would think that an Ambassador has the ability to give an innocent verdict and advocate a criminal case. It was the same logic that led them to believe Mr. Haqqani wrote the Kerry-Lugar Bill!

    In a recent article, Kaswar Klasara articulates that Mr. Haqqani flew all the way from the United States to the PM Secretariat in order to clear his position after he badly failed to pursue Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s case efficiently. Mr. Klasara believes we live in a day and age without any telephones or emails. Surely, Mr. Haqqani could have made a simple phone call to PM Gilani instead of enduring a grueling fifteen hour flight?

    Also, how could The Nation possibly publish an article without calling for the Ambassador’s resignation? Using information from his beloved “source”, Klasara states the Presidency and PM Secretariat were proposed by certain quarters to replace Hussain Haqqani by a suitable career-diplomat. Now this rings a bell! Oh yes, it was Ahmed Quraishi and his little gang sitting at their writers cubicle in The Nation offices some time ago, creating a rumor where Mr. Haqqani was being removed within 48 hours. That “time ago” was October last year.

    Stop the hate Mr. Quraishi and Mr. Hamid! Nothing good can possibly come out of it. All you guys are doing is taking advantage of the gossip and drawing room politic culture present in Pakistan by instigating downright lies. Fuelling conspiracy theories is not the solution to the problems we face today. It is not going to help anyone’s cause. This path of destruction that you two are leading conservatives on is not going to stop the militants from blowing up another school in Peshawar or them killing a few innocent civilians in Karachi. Too many lives have been lost; too many politics have been played. Stop indulging in these malicious activities; it is time you two started acting with some maturity and dignity.

  9. khalid humayun Avatar

    I want to explain about this scenario from a different angle. Dr. Afia has been convicted by the American District Court (I think only verdict has been delivered by the jury and sentence has yet to be pronounced). About so much of a hue and cry in Pakistani public, it is but natural. But media, don't they have a responbility to highlight the truth and tell the public the ground reality? Americans and American Government have no jurisdiction to interfere if an American is tried in a Pakistani court for any offence. The reciprocal condition applies if any Pakistani is tried in any American court. The only remedy to the present scenario lies in diplomatic efforts because President of United State has the discretionary power to pardon a sentence. Whether Obama would use his powers to set at liberty Dr. Afia, if true diplomatic efforts are made remains to be seen. In my humble opinion, Obama can quash a capital punishment sentence, but in the cases where Homeland security is an issue, he would never ever do that.