Spaniard arrested for connections to Al Qaeda
Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of a Spanish national for suspicion of having links with Al Qaeda. Law enforcement agencies have arrested a Spanish national but, off-the-cuff, I cannot give you the details. We can provide you the information later, he told journalists.
The issue came under discussion during a meeting between Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri and his Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos in Islamabad.
|"I think his names' Pedro or something like that..." |
In a separate press conference, Kasuri was asked by a reporter to explain the arrest of the Spanish national.
|"Pedro? Pedro? I don't know anybody named... Ummm... Maybe I do." |
The Spanish foreign minister raised this issue but I had no knowledge of this. I assured him I would find out details about the Spanish national and get back to him, Kasuri told journalists.
|"'Splain yourself, Ricky!" |
Sherpao told journalists that a Belgian national, who was recently arrested from Lahore, had not been repatriated.
|"Cheeze. I thought I knew about all the Pedros we got in jug in Pakland... I guess one slipped by me." |
|"But he's not a Pedro. I don't think he even speaks Spanish. For that matter, I don't know if he speaks Belgian!"|
Posted by: Fred 2006-03-08