‘Hidden Hands’ Exposed, Release of 4 Blackwater Guards ordered by Interior Minister Rehman Malik!
ISLAMABAD: Once again, 4 American nationals were caught red-handed by Capital Police in the wee hours of Tuesday October 27th, 2009, when they were carrying weapons publicly. However, they managed to secure release and continue their journey to a mysterious destination, thanks to the ‘unknown’ phone call from the Interior Ministry.
According to details, police personnel deployed here at Nawaz Chowk, sector F-8, intercepted two suspicious vehicles at around 3 am on Tuesday. During the search, police recovered weapons from their custody. The riders of these vehicles were found, once again, to be American nationals. To the surprise of many, the Americans were dressed up as Afghan nationals and were taking pictures of sensitive sites in Islamabad.
The Americans were allowed to go along with their arms after an ‘anonymous’ call that the officer in command at police picket received at the same time when preliminary investigation were being carried out from the foreigners. But, this time the ‘anonymous’ call was exposed by sources present at the site of crime. Sources revealed that US Embassy officials came into action swiftly and got their nationals freed after contacting high-ups of Pakistan’s Interior Ministry. And the high-up was none other than our Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
When contacted, Foreign Office spokesman told that there existed no law in Pakistan that might allow any foreigner or diplomat, including Americans, to move on busy roads of capital with illegal arms.
The Spokesperson of US Embassy Richard Snelsire said he was unaware about the incident.
Following Tuesday’s incident, a wave of anger, fear and uncertainty has been felt across the federal capital. It was not the first incident of such kind in the Federal Capital wherein foreigners were nabbed by police for keeping illegal arms. It has been observed that in a number of incidents police intercepted foreigners including American diplomats cruising busy roads of Islamabad carrying sophisticated arms and let them free after interception of ‘hidden hands’. Then ‘hidden hands’ have however been exposed this time and residents of Islamabad are seeking the minister’s resignation through anti-Rehman Malik campaign.
Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik stated previously that no foreigner would be allowed to carry illegal arms with him/her. “The violators would be dealt with an iron hand,” he had been saying.
However, Americans were found violating the law of the land and to the surprise of the everyone, the Minister himself gave these violators a safe passage!