Pakistan Played Keyrole In Hunting Down Osama Bin Laden, Says Pakistan's Prime Minister
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Pakistan Played Keyrole In Hunting Down Osama Bin Laden, Says Pakistan's Prime Minister

Islamabad : Pakistan | May 09, 2011 at 3:11 PM PDT
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani has avowed that Pakistan’s investigation agencies will start inquiring into how was Osama Bin laden not tracked by Pakistani Military and other intelligence agencies. "We are determined to get to the bottom of how, when and why about OBL's presence in Abbotabad," Mr. Gillani said.

He further observed that news regarding Pakistan’s incompetence and laziness are absurd. He believes this is time to congratulate the forces which successfully accomplished the mission and took Osama out.

While talking about Pakistan’s intelligence agencies, Prime Minister Gillani said that the intelligence agencies have played their role well. According to Gillani, without ISI, hunting down Osama Bin laden would have never occurred. "The al-Qaeda chief, along with other al-Qaeda operators, had managed to elude global intelligence agencies for a long time. He was constantly being tracked, not only by the ISI but also by other intelligence agencies. It was the ISI that passed leads to the CIA that enabled the US intelligence to use superior technological assets and focus on the area in which Osama Bin Laden was eventually found."

Experts also opine that Pakistan’s role in finding Osama Bin laden has been very useful. The strategic partnership which Pakistan and the United States have maintained over the past decade or so has also helped them eliminate some of the world’s most wanted terrorists. Prime Minister Gillani also hinted towards the importance of their partnership by saying, "Pakistan attaches high importance to its relations with the U.S. We have a strategic partnership which we believe serves our mutual interests. It is based on mutual respect and mutual trust." He then added, "Recent discussions with the United States have been good, productive and straightforward."

Then again talking on the issue of Osama’s wives, Prime Minister Gillani observed, "Pakistan will allow United States to interrogate Osama Bin laden’s wives but the U.S. will have to take permission from their country of origin as well."

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