ajmal kasab

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This is with reference to your editorial "Cracks at the top?" (Jan 8). Ever since the UK newspaper, The Observer, sent its correspondent to Faridkot and reported that Kasab's parents lived there, it was obvious that the killer was a Pakistani. So why did the government not admit this fact earlier? Secondly, almost everyone in Pakistan (except the prime minister) knows that the real chief executive of the country is the president. No wonder he was deeply shocked when his national security adviser failed to consult him before confirming Kasab's Pakistani nationality to the media.

Shakir Lakhani