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Video: the Pakistani take on terrorism

As tensions with the US rise, what's the word on the streets of Karachi?

Supporters of Pakistan Islamist party Pasban hold a placard and chant anti-American slogans during a protest in Karachi, May 6, 2010, against the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American held in New York on suspicion of driving a bomb-laden car into Times Square. (Athar Hussain/Reuters)

KARACHI, Pakistan — It's been a rough few days to be Pakistani, at least when it comes to the U.S. struggle against terrorism.

Senior White House officials said that last week's Times Square bomb plot was the work of the Pakistani Taliban and not just Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistan native now held in U.S. custody. (On Tuesday, Pakistani security officials denied that link).

The U.S. is now considering adding Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, to a terrorism blacklist that would impose travel restrictions and financial sanctions on group members.

Also on Tuesday, a Pakistani man was arrested at the U.S. embassy in Santiago, Chile, after traces of explosives were found on his clothes.

To find out how Pakistanis feel about all this, Karachi correspondent Salman Ahmed took his camera to the streets of this bustling financial and cultural capital.