TV News LIES

Tuesday, May 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Pakistan hits back at US commander over journalist's murder claim

Pakistan hits back at US commander over journalist's murder claim

E-mail Print PDF

Pakistani journalist killedPakistan has lashed out at America's top-ranking military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, on Friday, saying that its relations with the US have been further damaged by his remarks blaming the Islamabad government for the killing, torture and murder of a Pakistani journalist.

The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff shocked Islamabad by saying publicly what US officials had confirmed only in private: that the Pakistani government had "sanctioned" the killing of Syed Saleem Shahzad, the investigative reporter for Asia Times Online whose mutilated body was found on 30 May in a canal 40 miles from the capital. He had been writing about jihadist infiltration of the Pakistani military.

Pakistan's information minister, Firdous Ashiq Awan, told a news conference Mullen had made an "extremely irresponsible and unfortunate statement".

"This statement will create problems and difficulties for the bilateral relations between Pakistan and America. It will definitely deal a blow to our common efforts with regard to the war on terror," she said, without going into details.

The row comes at a time when ties between the two countries have not recovered from the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden on 2 May in the central Pakistani town of Abbottabad. Pakistan's armed forces are smarting from the humiliation of the special forces mission, which was carried out without their permission or knowledge.

After discovering the al-Qaida leader near a military academy in a town full of retired officers, the US remains suspicious that he had been helped by members of the Pakistani government, army or the Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Colombia says 2 more journalists missing in rough area

Manuel SantosColombian President Juan Manuel Santos says two additional journalists are missing in a lawless part of...

Israel Releases Hunger-Striking Palestinian Journalist

Hunger striker Muhammad al-QiqIsrael released from prison a Palestinian man who had endured a 93-day hunger strike during his...

Netanyahu renews rejection of French peace initiative

Netanyahu rejects French peace talks againIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has renewed rejection of a French peace initiative, telling the visiting...

Longtime CBS News correspondent Morley Safer dies at 84

Morley Safer dies at 84Morley Safer, a legendary television correspondent who retired from CBS News last week, has died at...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!