The extend to which the Obama Administration will go to humour Pakistan is highlighted by the fact that its envoy to UK drove four hours to Manchester to ensure that a zealous American airline security does not body-scan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ahead of his arrival here.
When Qureshi’s commercial flight to the US stopped in Manchester this week, American Ambassador in London, Louis B Susman, drove four hours to be there for the hour-long layover.
Susman’s mission was to “avoid any unpleasantness — including the possibility that British-based US airline security might insist on body-scanning Qureshi — that might start the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue in Washington off on the wrong foot,” the Washington Post reported.
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