KARACHI, July 4 : An Iraqi member of Al Qaeda travelled to Bangkok early this year on a Pakistani passport, the Herald reports in its cover story in its latest issue, citing an official report.
At large without a trace as the Pakistani authorities lost his trail after he left for Bangkok, the man goes by the name of Abu Baseer (or Basir) Al-Yamani. He is reported to be an aide to Khalid Sheikh Mohammad who is imprisoned at Guantanamo on multiple charges of terrorism, including the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
The magazine in its July issue that hits the news-stands across Pakistan on Monday describes how agents working in connivance with officials facilitated terrorists and hardened criminals in obtaining fake documents. These agents and their accomplices can possibly fake any document, the report says. It quotes agents and the government officials as saying that anyone could get a Computerized National Identity Card and a Pakistani passport “with fake data and fake fingerprints, only if they could pay the right price – ranging anywhere between 300,000 rupees to 500,000 rupees”.
Source: Dawn news