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In U.S. Web, Pakistani Man Contacts Wife

The wife of a Pakistani man who disappeared two months ago said today that she had received a letter from her husband saying he was in American detention in Afghanistan. The man, Saifullah Paracha, who has worked and traveled in the United States, has been missing since July 5, when he boarded a flight to Bangkok on a business trip. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have charged Mr. Paracha’s 23-year-old son, Uzair, with attempting to help an associate of Al Qaeda obtain travel documents to enter the United States. Prosecutors have not said what role, if any, the father played in the case. But the son’s defense lawyer has said the younger Mr. Paracha may have been present at a meeting between his father and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Al Qaeda’s head of operations. Full Story

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