May 26, 2006 ☼ Foreign Affairs
This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.
Onlooker returns to blogging with this inside story:
In the heady days after Musharrafâ€™s coup dâ€™etat in October 1999 among the scores of ambitious hopefuls there was an enthusiastic scramble for government positions. The routes they chose to pursue their dreams were several; one of these happened to be through a local entrepreneur who was Musharrafâ€™s first cousin…
According to my reputable source Shaukat Aziz casually left work headed for JFK Airport and quietly slipped on a flight to Pakistan just carrying a briefcase. He wanted no one to know of his movements.
Once he got into his hotel room Aziz quickly stripped to his vest and underpants as he didnâ€™t want to crease his clothes further in preparation for his all-important meetings â€“ the furtive nature of his trip hadnâ€™t allowed him the luxury of bringing a set of spare clothes. [The Glasshouse]
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