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Blair in Pakistan.

TONY Blair was today turning his attention to Pakistan as part of Western efforts to solidify Islamic backing for strikes on terrorists in Afghanistan.

Pakistan's government is already solidly behind the coalition and Mr Blair's planned visit today was a sign of the country's new-found international stature.

On Thursday, Pakistan became the first Muslim country to say that US evidence connects bin Laden to the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon.

American officials made a presentation of evidence to Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf earlier this week.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 5, 2001
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