Bad dhimmi! “Pakistan Protests US Remarks on Taleban,” by Azhar Masood for Arab News:
ISLAMABAD, 1 March 2007 “” Pakistan yesterday lodged a strong protest with the United States for interfering in the internal affairs of the country.
US Ambassador to Pakistan Ryan C. Crocker was summoned to the Foreign Office yesterday and handed a strong protest note.
Pakistan said it had taken notice of various statements by US leaders accusing Islamabad of not doing enough against Taleban militants in tribal areas.
During the visit of US Vice President Dick Cheney to Pakistan, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam had said: “We will not take any dictation from anyone.”
Not-so-neutral wording from the Arab News correspondent:
Meanwhile, NATO and Afghan planes violated Pakistan’s air space yesterday.
Pakistani forces tried to clear out foreign militants and subdue their Pakistani allies after 2001 and hundreds of people were killed. But the government later signed peace deals aimed at ending the fighting and stopping raids into Afghanistan.
The government of President Pervez Musharraf, a major ally in the US-led war on terrorism, defends the deals and dismisses concern about Talebanization.