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UK embassy 'bug' angers Pakistan

Pakistan says it is still waiting for the British Government to explain reports that its London high commission was bugged by UK security services. British and Pakistani newspapers have alleged that contractors hired by MI5 planted bugs in the building in 2001. Pakistan’s Government says Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, may also have been involved. A foreign ministry spokesman said Pakistanis were angry at the reports, and surprised by Britain’s silence. The BBC’s Paul Anderson in Islamabad says the remarks are the strongest statement so far on the issue from the Pakistan Government. Last week, it asked the UK Government for an inquiry into the reports. Full Story

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