ISLAMABAD - One of the reasons of Pakistans diplomatic isolation is that it has no state organ exclusively dedicated to nuclear diplomacy. There is no special nuclear diplomacy wing or unit at the Foreign Office, Prime Ministers Secretariat, the Presidency or the prestigious National Defence University. The Nation sought views on this weakness from former Ambassador to the United States Syeda Abida Hussain, who partially agreed with this scribe that during her tenure the priority of the government was economic development in general. I agree with you that we do not have any nuclear diplomacy wing at the Foreign Office but there exists an Economic Diplomacy section there. Abida was highly critical of Pakistan Armys interference in civil affairs but failed to provide a satisfactory answer to the question over civilian governments response to prevailing deadlock between Islamabad and Washington. When she was reminded of the 'infamous power sharing deal under which President Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief of Army Staff General Kayani and Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence Lt Gen Pasha were reportedly provided with high offices, Abida had no satisfactory answer though she went on to cursed pro-US elements in the system.