LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday granted more time to the federal government to file its reply on a petition seeking repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, facing a trail in America, through International Court of Justice (ICJ). On Monday, the Deputy Attorney General told the court that foreign affairs ministry had prepared comments on the petition and the same had been sent to the law ministry for examination and vetting. The DAG requested the court to adjourn hearing for 15 days. The court, however, granted nine days with strict direction to file reply till August 27 at any cost. Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry had already restrained the federal government from releasing $2 million to three American lawyers for pleading the case of Dr Aafia Siddiqui in American courts. The court had also inquired of the federal government as to any objection if the matter is referred to the ICJ. Petitioner-advocate barrister Muhammad Iqbal Jafree is aggrieved of the late allocation of $2million (Rs 170million) by the government for contesting the case of Aafia through three lawyers in America and fears the money would be fleeced by some people. He maintained the government had reserved such a hefty amount for contesting the while it did not bother to write to the ICJ spending a small amount to take up the matter.