An Indian Civilizational Perspective

US saves Pak's Qureshi from body scan

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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