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.
"I think his names' Pedro or something like that..."
The issue came under discussion during a meeting between Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri and his Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos in Islamabad.
"Pedro? Pedro? I don't know anybody named... Ummm... Maybe I do."
In a separate press conference, Kasuri was asked by a reporter to explain the arrest of the Spanish national.
"'Splain yourself, Ricky!"
“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.
"Cheeze. I thought I knew about all the Pedros we got in jug in Pakland... I guess one slipped by me."
Sherpao told journalists that a Belgian national, who was recently arrested from Lahore, had not been repatriated.
"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