The embassy may have dodged a bullet on this one, but certainly ought to re-examine its relationships with other local firms — even at the risk of appearing “Islamophobic.” “Pakistan arrests over Times Square bomb plot,” from BBC News, May 21:
Pakistan has arrested several suspects in connection with the failed bombing in New York City, officials say.
One of the arrested is the co-owner of a prominent catering firm used by the US embassy in Islamabad, Pakistani officials told news agencies.
It is not clear when the arrests were made. They follow a visit to Pakistan by two senior US security officials.
The news of the arrests in Islamabad came after the US embassy posted a notice on its website that the catering firm co-owned by one of the arrested men and his father may have links to “terrorist groups”.
The embassy named the company as the Hanif Rajput Catering Service and warned US citizens and firms in Pakistan not to use it….