LAHORE In a blatant violation of Prime Minister Gilanis orders, the Pakistan ambassador to Cairo has become a virtual hurdle to the evacuation of Pakistanis from the riot-torn Egyptian capital since the lady herself has procrastinated the matter by asking the Foreign Office to charge money for evacuation, confided diplomatic sources. Premier Gilani had issued evacuation directives on February 1 before the start of clashes between pro- and anti-Mubarak Egyptians. They delay seems to have diminished the chances of a peaceful evacuation. Sources said Pakistanis could only be evacuated earliest by Saturday (tomorrow) or Sunday since the pro- and anti-Mubarak quarters have announced million marches of their own, which if materislised, would clog the Cairo streets. Friday is a holiday in Egypt, and the Pakistan embassy cannot secure landing rights for the PIA until the highest offices of both countries talk to each other, which is a distant possibility in the given situation. In view of the apathy of the Pakistan embassy, about 100 Pakistanis have managed to flee the strife-stricken country on their own or by their employers, but still over 700 registered with the diplomatic office till Thursday await evacuation. Sources further said Ambassador Seema Naqvi had written to the Foreign Office Thursday morning that the government should charge money from the passengers since India and the US had done so instead of giving the stranded Pakistanis a free ride back home. She chose not to cite countries like Turkey which valued their nationals more than bucks. However, she changed her stance by the evening by asserting that the affording and non-affording should be bifurcated. PM Gilani had directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ambassador in Cairo to ensure safe evacuation of all Pakistanis. Till Tuesday, the ambassador remained 'incorrigible optimist and repeatedly asserted the situation would get better, hence a delay in evacuation. Talking to The Nation, Ambassador Seema expressed certainty evacuation would be done as the chance happens since the embassy is at it. However, she did mention that the situation was pretty tense, with protests impeding travel. Nothing is in my hands since the situation is changing, said the envoy. About landing rights for PIA, she said: We have already moved a letter to seek landing rights, and are still waiting for permission. But then she added: No need for permission since other flights are continuing to land and depart. She admitted asking the Foreign Office charge money for evacuation Now they would not be charged, she was quick to add. She also asserted the time had not been lost, and she had not run out of options.