September 2, 2006Foreign Affairs

Forget the Rolex

…where do they make those undestructable spectacles?

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Public reaction caught Gen Musharraf on the wrong foot. So it turns out that Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was not killed in a gunfight with the Pakistani army, as the original tale went, but that he was killed when the cave in which he was hiding, well, caved in. The poor local government official at Dera Bugti claimed that while Nawab Bugti’s face and legs were unharmed, the torso had been crushed by a heavy boulder”. He also produced the late Nawab’s wallet, Rolex wristwatch and spectacles.

Nice advertisement for Rolex. But as some journalists noted, the spectacles too were unscratched.

After a week in which the cause of death and location of the body changed several times, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was buried in a plywood coffin. The locks that sealed the coffin were Chinese. The silence, though, was American.



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