US diplomats in Pakistan carrying loaded guns

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  1. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    Speaks a lot about the security situation in major cities of Pakistan and the trust the diplomats put in the Pakistani security establishment.

     
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  3. Antimony

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    Don't they have Secret Service security details?
     
  4. Daredevil

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    Who knows?. In Pakistan, nothing is sure, they are taking their measures to protect themselves when sh!t hits the fan.
     
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    Dark Sorrow Respected Member Senior Member

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    What happened to the diplomatic security service?
     
  6. Ratus Ratus

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    Oh for crying out loud..
    Try some other form of conspiracy theory..

    There are enough people in USA carrying concealed side arms and in Washington DC, an extension in Pakistan is next to nothing.. It is legal in the US also.
     
  7. Antimony

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    It is a right americans enjoy in their country. However, in another country, I would expect restrictions on visitors/ foreigners.

    Of course, in the US, some states (not all) allow long term visa holder to own and carry guns.

    It would be enlighting to know Pakistani laws about this. If the laws do not allow that, then this is clearly a violation
     
  8. ZOOM

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    Atleast you may have some sense of differentiation when it comes to objective of possessing a weapon, hence you cannot bring the reasoning of what is legal in one part of the world must be applicable for the same to the other part.
     
  9. Singh

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    Sir with due deference.
    The responsibility for the security and safety of the diplomats is primarily of the state hosting them. In the case of Pak, it is a nuclear armed state with one of the world's largest armed forces, yet the American diplomatic contingent is looking after its own security.
    Pak is not even trying to correct the situation or even protesting, in effect acknowledging their failure and subservient attitude. This is a national shame for Pak.
     

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