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by taken from the Guardian
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001 at 4:11 PM
If it works for them maybe it can work for us?
Mr Powell's visit has provoked anger in Pakistan. Shops have
shut in parts of Peshawar, Quetta and Lahore in response to a
call from Islamic groups for a general strike in the country.
"Colin Powell is coming to visit Pakistan to sprinkle salt on the
wounds of Muslims. The nation will not tolerate his unholy steps
on the soil of Pakistan," a statement from the 11 groups said.
"[People] should shut down all business, bazaars and shops
and prove that the Muslims are with the oppressed Muslims of
Afghanistan instead of the puppet Pakistani rulers, and will not
allow American designs in the region to succeed."
Businesses in Taliban-supporting areas that do not comply with
militant demands have been threatened or attacked in the last
Most shops in Karachi are open but many are closed in
Jacobabad, where demonstrations yesterday left one person
dead and at least another 10 injured. The city is near Shahbaz
airport, which is believed to be used by US forces.
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