February 22, 2006Aside

Weekday Squib: Don’t name your missiles after our heroes

An Afghan objection to Pakistani missile taxonomy

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Makhdom Raheen, the Afghan information minister, said Kabul recently sent a letter through its Foreign Ministry to Pakistan over its use of names including Mohammed Ghauri, a 12th-century Muslim conqueror. One series of Pakistan’s ballistic missiles is called Ghauri. “We asked them not to use the names of great elders of Afghanistan on weapons of mass destruction or other war equipment,” Raheen said. [DT]

So again we ask, will it be Qasim next?

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