No “Blackwater”employee arrested In Lahore, clarifies embassy
US embassy has denied media reports that four “Blackwater” employees were arrested while trying to force their entry into the Cantonment Area in Lahore and termed these allegations as false. .
“On Tuesday December 8, two vehicles carrying diplomats assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Lahore were stopped by local security forces at a routine checkpoint outside the Cantonment Area.
The passengers presented their diplomatic credentials, the security forces verified the diplomatic registration of the two vehicles, and they were released.
American diplomats are working to build a strong, long-term partnership between our countries. The United States respects the laws of Pakistan, and appreciates the vigilance of Pakistan’s security forces”, said a statement issued by the US embassy.