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FM Qureshi affirms all possible diplomatic efforts to bring Aafia back

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the Pakistani government will put all possible efforts on diplomatic level to bring Dr Aafia Siddiqui back to Pakistan. While talking to media, the foreign minister vowed,"We will do whatever we could on diplomatic level to bring back Aafia Siddiqui." Qureshi suggested that Aafia's family would be relieved, if she serves rest of her prison term in Pakistan. Few days earlier, the United States side promised to look into the PTI government’s request, while the issue of…

Muslim inmates in US jail fed pork during Ramazan: activists

LOS ANGELES: A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramazan, rights campaigners said.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment." CAIR said the US District Court for Alaska had granted its request for an emergency temporary order requiring guards to…