NEW DELHI: “Is Osama Bin Laden a martyer?” Pakistan international minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi refused to present a straight reply to this query throughout a current interview, elevating eyebrows about his government’s view of the as soon as world’s most-wanted terrorist.
During an interview to the Afghanistani media, Qureshi was probed about Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s current comment in Parliament the place he referred to Laden as a “martyr”.
Defending the assertion, Qureshi fumbled over his reply and mentioned that Khan was “quoted out of context”.
Then got here the googly from the interviewer.
“Osama Bin Laden was a martyr, do you disagree?” was the blunt query directed at Qureshi. After some hesitation, he replied: “I’ll let that cross.”
OBL being a martyr is out-of- syllabus query. https://t.co/BHF0TVuDLa
— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) 1624190025000
During a speech within the National Assembly final 12 months, the Pakistan Prime Minister mentioned that Osama bin Laden was a “shaheed” who was killed by America.
“America entered Pakistan and killed and martyred Osama Bin Laden. After which all of the international locations cursed us. Pakistan has confronted humiliation for a few years within the conflict on terror,” he mentioned.
#WATCH America got here inside Pakistan and killed and martyred Osama Bin Laden. After which all of the international locations cursed u… https://t.co/bexeukjZt9
— ANI (@ANI) 1593091727000
Bin Laden was the mastermind of the 9/11 terror assaults in America. He was killed in 2011 throughout a covert operation by the US Navy Seals in Pakistan’s navy city of Abbottabad.