Lahore, Sept 10 : Officials at the Afghan embassy in Islamabad have claimed that one of the three sons of Pakistan-American neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqi was in Afghan authorities' custody, and that he would be repatriated to Pakistan only after legal formalities were completed.
Dr Aafia is facing a trial in the US for being a terror suspect, after being arrested in Afghanistan last month. She is being tried for trying to kill American sleuths with a gun after being nabbed in Kabul while moving around in suspicious circumstances.
According to the Daily Times, Afghan Consul General in Karachi, Abdul Ahad Khaleeqyar told a delegation of politicians and rights activists that the son of Dr Afaia was in the custody of Afghan authorities.
Khaleeqyar also told the delegation that Afghan authorities did not know where Dr Aafia's other two children were.
On the occasion, the delegation asked him to speed up the boy's repatriation process, added the paper.