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DocArchive: Assignment - The Pakistan Connection

May 12th, 2011

Episode 68 of 1501 episodes

The killing of Osama bin Laden has stirred deep suspicions about whether the Pakistani authorities knew the world's most wanted man was living quietly in Abbotabad. For Assignment, Owen Bennett-Jones explores allegations of a web of links between Pakistan's security forces and militant jihadists. Does Pakistan consider some extremists to be useful allies? And does it turn a blind eye when the courts allow notorious killers to walk free?

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