ISLAMABAD The Governments lack of interest, despite its tall claims for early release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, can be judged from the fact that no one from Pakistans Embassy attended Dr Aafias hearing in the New York court that convicted her of late, in spite of the fact that all allegations levelled against her were proven wrong, TheNation learnt reliably. According to eyewitnesses, it was awful to see that during the entire course of trial, not a single official from Pakistani Embassy was present in the court on part of the Government of Pakistan to observe proceedings. Dr Fouzia, sister of Dr Aafia, when contacted, told TheNation that the US Ambassador Hussain Haqqani had not presented true picture of Dr Aafias case to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. She said it was so surprising for her family when they came to know that diplomatic seat in the courtroom was vacant. I personally contacted the Prime Minister regarding such odd situation, and on his directions one of the Pakistani diplomats in last few days of the trial attended the proceedings half-heartedly, she said and added that Hussain Haqqani attended hearing only on the second last day, which was not understandable for them. She further informed that Dr Farooq Sattar asked her through a message to avoid public mobilisation in Karachi. She said, During a protest rally held recently, we faced many hurdles in spite of the fact that rally was on the declared route. We also changed our route of rally that was held in the favour of Dr Aafia, she lamented. Responding to a question, she said, I found out that no one from the Pakistan embassy had been in the court room. Bailiff and other court officials told me that it was shameful that the seat reserved for Pakistan Embassys official remained empty throughout the hearing of Aafias case. At first, the Government had shown its complete ignorance regarding Aafias abduction but in the background meetings with members of her family, top Pakistani leaders and the then interior minister Faisal Saleh Hayat gave assurances for her early recovery on the condition that there would be no protest against the government and then president Pervez Musharraf, Fouzia said. But later that did not happen, she added. Premier Gilani in his repeated phone calls to Dr Aafias family assured them that his government would make all-out effort for the respectful release of Dr Aafia. The PM told me if the US did not accept the governments demand to release Aafia, his government would say no to the US aid until Aafia returned home, Fouzia said. She said all allegations levelled against Aafia were proven wrong but still Aafia was convicted and it exposes the US justice system and claims of Pakistani puppet rulers. Now it is up to the rulers how they respond to the demand of the whole nation, as it is a litmus test for President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani. It is pertinent to mention here that 170 million Pakistanis have rejected and condemned the biased decision of the US jury. They are staging countrywide protests against the unjust verdict and demanding of the Government to respond to the US administration in the same way and part ways in the so-called war on terror. Though the US jury has recently convicted Dr Aafia in a fake attempt of murder case, reports and evidences as published in local and international media clearly indicate that she was kidnapped from Karachi near Quaid-i-Azam International Airport by some FBI agents. Government of Pakistan has failed in allaying the misery of Dr Aafia on diplomatic front. Despite tall claims on the part of authorities concerned, not a single demand of the rulers was considered by the so-called US-friendly administration.