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Pakistani Courts Overwhelmed by War on Terror

For all the breakthroughs Pakistan made against al Qaeda and homegrown militant groups in 2004, its war on terror risks sliding into a morass due to abuse of the court appeals process by lawyers for terror convicts. Frustrated police officers say judges and investigators are subject to intimidation from men they believed had been taken out of circulation for good, and some prisoners are even pulling the strings of terror networks from their cells. “These dangerous terrorists are not just alive, but under the jail manual enjoy a lot of facilities including visitors,” said a senior police officer at the forefront of the crackdown on militant groups in the southern city of Karachi. Full Story

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