IT is good to hear that the government is sincere in its resolve to pursue the issue of Dr Aafia Siddiqui with the US authorities. The confirmation by Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Sadiq on Wednesday that Pakistan will provide all possible help to her and that our Ambassador at Washington had paced up its efforts seeking proper legal assistance for Dr Aafia, currently facing a trail in the US, is reassuring. A strong protest has also been lodged with the State Department over the detention of her three children. In another development, two Pakistani diplomats reportedly met her to assure that her case would be backed up. Her lawyer has acknowledged the support including appropriate medical treatment and other facilities being accorded to her by the Pakistani government. Under the circumstances, one can hope that due process of law would be allowed to take its course in Dr Aafia's hearing. Secondly, by showing its sympathy for a detainee, Pakistan has conveyed to the US its concern about the well-being and safety of its citizens. There is indeed light at the end of the tunnel in Mr Sadiq's assurance that apart from Dr Aafia, the government would look into the cases of all other persons detained abroad. Meanwhile former CIA agent John Kiriakou while talking to a news agency on Tuesday said that Dr Aafia was a 'treasure trove' of information on Al-Qaeda. One cannot help but condemn the paranoia-soaked comments, normally evocative of the neocons philosophy that has been the hallmark of the US-sponsored War on Terror. In the first place, the charges levelled against her appear to be fabricated as maintained by her lawyer. No sane mind would believe the version of the US officials that Dr Aafia snatched an M 4 Rifle from a group of US marines single-handed and then fired back at them. Thus the government is right in registering its protest with the US. The whole nation awaits that Dr Aafia's safely return home.