Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Bob Russell undertakes mission to Pakistan

From the Chelmsford Weekly News comes tidings of Bob Russell's visit to Pakistan to talk to politicians about the fight against terrorism "amid tight security and a news blackout":
After travelling in convoy with armed police in front and behind, he met Pakistan’s foreign secretary, the leader of the opposition and the speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Fehmida Mirza, the first woman in Asia to hold the position.

Afterwards, the Lib Dem MP said: “The movement of terrorists in both directions over the long and mountainous border, which stretches for more than 1,000 miles and is extremely difficult to control, is clearly of great significance to Britain’s involvement in Afghanistan.”
But I am struggling to know quite what to make of Bob's quote:
“I was impressed with the efforts being made by the Pakistan authorities to tackle the so-called war on terrorism, which has damaged Pakistan more than any other country in the world.”
A Pathan tribesman comments: Isn't that Mike Hancock over there?

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