LAHORE - "I call her the 'grey lady' because she is almost a ghost, a spectre whose cries and screams continue to haunt those who heard her. This would never happen to a Western Woman." It was on July 6 this year, when a British journalist Yvonne Ridley, said this while seeking help for a Pakistani woman - 'Prisoner 650' or Dr Aafia Saddiqui - whom Ridley believed had been kept in isolation by the Americans in their Bagram detention centre, Afghanistan. It was only after British prisoner Moazzam Baig mentioned her in his book 'The Enemy Combatant', Yvonne Ridley and then MP Lord Nazir raised voices for Dr Saddiqui, but it must have been for her dismay when the last to talk about it was the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, as it held a much-delayed discussion on the issue. Members could only criticise "those who handed over Pakistanis to the Americans. Tall claimants of the human rights have proven themselves enemies. The previous government arrested and handed over 689 people to the US, while the present government should also take initiative for their release," said members from both sides of the political divide. "Whenever any American come here, special arrangements are made to accord red-carpet welcome, but what a maltreatment is being meted out to the Pakistanis even against woman yet to be proven guilty?" he quizzed. After the recitation of the Holy Quran and Naat when the PA proceedings started by about an hour and 30 minutes, Maj (r) Abdur Rehman Rana, on a Point of Order, blasted the US for humiliation and brutal action against the Pakistani female, who had been made go through naked-body search prior to her meetings with her relatives or advocates. Minister Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sana Ullah Khan told the House that the federal government was making concerted efforts for getting back Dr Siddiqui and her three kids from the US. "Curse be on those rulers and such a government that gave Dr Aafia to US for petty monitory gains. I have no word to curse the person (Musharraf). Now the government will not allow even a single unfair and unjust step," he vowed. Senior Minister Raja Riaz Ahmad, while praising Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, said the government had demanded for her return, besides ensuring legal aid for Dr Saddiqui. Opposition member Mohsin Leghari proposed for a resolution expressing solidarity with Dr Saddiqui. From his coterie Dr Samia Amjad also supported Leghari. The Opposition members showed willingness for bringing resolution provided the Treasury supported them. Earlier, speaking on a Point of Order, Ayesha Javed drew the attention of the House towards the precedence of starting the proceeding usually an hour late from its scheduled time or late than this even. "What precedence are we setting?" she questioned the Chair. The Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan said that he always come to the House in time, assuring that he would look into the matter.