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Topic - Law Enforcement In Pakistan
A Pakistani police chief denied Thursday that a kidnapped development expert had been safely recovered, only hours after saying that officers had freed the American in an early-morning operation.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden waxed glowingly about China's vice president Thursday at the start of a five-day visit that will give them some serious bonding time.
Gunmen kidnapped an American development expert after tricking his guards and breaking into his house in Pakistan on Saturday, a brazen raid that alarmed aid workers, diplomats and other foreigners who already tread carefully in this country rife with Islamic militancy and anti-U.S. sentiment.
Pakistani police on Friday accused an American held in a pair of shootings of committing "cold-blooded murder," while a judge ordered the man's detention extended for 14 days and asked the Pakistani government to clarify if he has diplomatic immunity.
The United States demanded the immediate release of an American official arrested in the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis, upping the stakes Saturday in a spat that has revealed the fragility of a relationship Washington believes is crucial for success in Afghanistan and against al Qaeda.
The four men imprisoned for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl were not present during his beheading but were convicted of murder because Pakistani authorities knowingly relied on perjured testimony and ignored other leads, says a report released Thursday.