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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Islamist Militant Chief Officially 'Missing?'

Something is not quite right here.

On April 13th, stories started to emerge about Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar who is wanted by India for alleged terror attacks, and who was under house arrest in Pakistan, having gone 'missing'. One of the first to carry the news was The Daily Times.

How does an alleged terror chief under house arrest in Pakistan officially go missing? How do the Pakistani authorities know? When did they find out that he was officially missing? If they have found out that he is officially missing, perhaps they could officially tell us where he might be? If it is official that he is missing, did they arrange it officially?

Today NDTV is carrying the report too. There is much more about this in the Indian press and netscape than there is in the Pakistani media.

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