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Demystifying mysteries

By Ayesha Siddiqa               Dawn, 01 Jan, 2010

 The Pakistani media is playing its role by informing citizens about the threat posed by the American security contractor Blackwater. Every other day there is some news of suspicious cars being stopped by the Punjab police and the passengers being interrogated and then released under pressure from unknown and unnamed people in the government.

Intriguingly, we never get to hear the end. There are several questions that could be asked about what the occupants of these vehicles were doing in Pakistan. More important, why does the Punjab government and its police let such people go? Continue reading


Filed under Army, Democracy, Pakistan, Punjab, state, USA, War On Terror