29 October 2003

US probing Pak link in 9/11

A US team is here [Pakistan] to investigate a possible link to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

But according to Dawn newspaper, the visit is being kept under wraps with neither the Pakistan government nor the US embassy here willing to reveal any details about the investigating team.

According to the paper, the members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the US have reportedly been provided with full access to certain classified information, documents, institutions and individuals in different parts of the country. They have also been granted permission to go to the tribal areas.

The Taliban was, at inception, a creature of ISI, Pakistan's Inter Srvice Intelligence. Where that insight leads is going to be interesting. Permission to visit the Pashtoon tribal areas on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is very rare.

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