Four days after a dramatic six-hour stand-off between a lone gunmen and the security agencies in Islamabad, authorities are red-faced but heaving a sigh of relief. The incident took place only a few miles away from the parliament and official residences of the president and prime minister.
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Coverage of the incident sent a wave of anger among the nation, as the majority of people believed that the non-stop live coverage made police reluctant to step in sooner and take action against the gunman. They said that if the armed impasse had not been under the view of hundreds of cameras, it would have ended within minutes, not hours.SHOW MORE