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Teenage girl not daughter of Aafia: Fauzia

Dr Fauzia Siddiqui has confirmed that the teenage girl, brought by unidentified men to her home earlier today, is not Mariam, the missing 11-year-old daughter of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani national scientist detained in US prison.

The sister of Dr Aafia Siddiqui said Minister for Interior Rehman Malik came into contact with her and informed that blood tests and fingerprints of the teenage girl did not match with Mariam, who is one of two missing childen of Aafia.

“He minister told me that result of the test were negative and did not match with the data of Mariam and Mohammad Ahmed,” Fauzia told reporters.

Earlier, today a team of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) arrived at the residence of Fauzia Siddiqui and got fingerprints of the teenage girl, who speaks English fluently, to ascertain her relation with Aafia Siddiqui.

It was being claimed that the girl was the missing daughter of Dr. Aafia Siddiqi who had been disappeared from Karachi in March 2003 with her three children. The U.S. detained her secretly in Bagram Air Base of Afghanistan and later shifted to US.

Aafia was convicted in New York City of assault with a weapon, and attempting to kill U.S. soldiers and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents who were seeking to interrogate her.

Where she had allegedly been raped, and tortured for five years.



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