18 February 2010

Media in Pakistan Keep Taliban Arrest on the Down-low

The Pakistani media aren't exactly printing special editions of the newspaper heralding the capture of the #2 Talibanistanian.

The Pakistani media's response to the arrest of top Afghan Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been surprisingly muted.

Mullah Baradar was arrested near Karachi in a joint raid by the CIA and the Pakistani military's intelligence service on 8 February.

The arrest made international headlines throughout the day on Tuesday.

But Pakistani newspapers and television channels barely covered the news, with some completely ignoring it.

Analysts say the blackout was because Pakistan's government and the army are wary of being seen as an American poodle.

By: Brant

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