Friday, June 4, 2010

Secret meetings

Interesting letter we carried on June 4 -- by an IBA student -- the rest is self-explanatory

Secret meetings between Pakistan & Israel

After years of denying any sort of contact with Israel at the top level, former Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri disclosed in a TV programme (that has yet to be aired) that secret meetings have been going on between the two countries for the past 50 years. He also disclosed that his meeting with the Israeli foreign minister at the time was not the first one.

However, Mr Kasuri said his meeting was the first one which was publicly acknowledged.

It seems quite ironic that ministers only disclose such secrets when they are not in power and on private TV channels or shows. For the record, this show was taped on May 31 at the IBA where I study and will probably be aired on a private TV channel soon. The audience was made up of IBA students.

Published in the Express Tribune, June 4th, 2010.

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