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Blackwater ki talash

Riding on the wave of anti-Americanism, while disguising their love for Taliban and Al Qaeda, agents of Taliban in Pakistani media and politics (commonly known as Friends of Taliban) have been consistently spreading rumours about the presence of Blackwater in Pakistan. Here are two excellent articles, by Asadullah Ghalib, and Abbas Ather, deconstructing the myth of Blackwater in Pakistan.

Asadullah Ghalib is in search of Blackwater (or Xe) in Islamabad.
FO denies presence of Blackwater

Friday, September 18, 2009

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said there is no presence of Blackwater in Pakistan. Addressing a weekly briefing here, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit while quoting the statement of the Interior Ministry said there is no presence of Blackwater in Pakistan

The spokesman said Pakistan would not allow any foreign troops to launch any operation against terrorists inside Pakistan. He said Pakistani forces are capable of fighting the terrorists and militants and they had proved it in the recent operation against such elements in Swatwill lead the Indian delegation from September 22-26, which will also include Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao.

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  • Abbas Ather resembles Blackwater to invisible aliens as portrayed by the Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (PTUJ):