"The ultimate objective is to
get her back to Pakistan and we would do everything possible and we'll
apply all possible tools in this regard," he said.
Kamal Hyder, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Islamabad, the Pakistani
capital, said that as far as public opinion is concerned, the verdict
is definitely not in favour of the Americans.
"There is also disappointment with the [Pakistani] government for
failing to find a diplomatic way out and getting Aafia Siddiqui back
home, because they feel she was innocent."
Before her arrest, Siddiqui had been missing for five years, during
which time her family alleges she was held at the US military's Bagram
airbase in Afghanistan.
Both the US and the Pakistani authorities deny that Siddiqui was in custody before her arrest in 2008 in the town of Ghazni.
Hyder said: "Many hundreds of people have disappeared from Pakistan
- they're still not accounted for - and now that Dr Aafia's case has
come up, that's likely to be a rallying point for the anti-American
Cageprisoners, a UK-based rights group, rejected the verdict, citing
the fact that evidence about Siddiqui's whereabouts prior to her
arrest had been disallowed from the trial.
"The case of Aafia Siddiqui carries great significance in terms of
the ability of the Obama administration to administer justice," Asim
Qureshi, a spokesman for the group, said, referring to the
administration of Barack Obama, the US president.
"Already we have seen a blanket refusal to look at the facts of her
detention prior to 2008, this verdict will only confirm what many
already believe, that it is impossible for Muslim terrorism suspects to
receive a fair trial in the US."
At the time of her arrest Siddiqui was allegedly carrying containers
of chemicals and notes referring to mass-casualty attacks and New York
But she was not charged in connection with those materials and the charges she was convicted of made no mention of terrorism.
During the trial, Linda Moreno, Siddiqui's defence lawyer, argued
that there was no evidence the rifle Siddiqui was accused of taking had
ever been fired, since no bullets, shell casings or bullet debris were
recovered and no bullet holes detected.
Moreno also said the testimony of the government's six eyewitnesses contradicted one another.
Siddiqui faces up to life in prison when she is sentenced on May 6.
Her lawyers have said they intend to appeal the verdict.