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May 14, 2011

Pakistan’s parliament condemns U.S. Osama bin Laden raid

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s parliament condemned on Saturday the U.S raid to find and kill Osama bin Laden, calling for a review of U.S. ties and warning that Pakistan could cut supply lines to American forces in Afghanistan if there were more such attacks.

Pakistan’s intelligence chief was cited as saying he was ready to resign over the bin Laden affair, which has embarrassed the country and led to suspicion that Pakistani security agents knew where the al Qaeda chief was hiding.

May 14, 2011

Pakistan’s parliament condemns bin Laden raid

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s parliament condemned on Saturday the U.S. raid to find and kill Osama bin Laden, calling for a review of U.S. ties and warning that Pakistan could cut supply lines to American forces in Afghanistan if there were more such attacks.

Pakistan’s intelligence chief was cited as saying he was ready to resign over the bin Laden affair, which has embarrassed the country and led to suspicion that Pakistani security agents knew where the al Qaeda chief was hiding.

May 11, 2011

Sleepy Pakistani hill town a secret militant hub?

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Set in the foothills of Pakistan’s Himalayas, the sleepy town of Abbottabad seems an incongruous place for the hunt for the world’s most wanted man to have ended in a bloody raid by U.S. special forces.

Nearly 10 years after orchestrating the September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2 after being found in a fortified concrete building in Abbottabad, little more than a stone’s throw from Pakistan’s top military academy.

May 9, 2011

Bin Laden had support network in Pakistan: Obama

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden likely had “some sort” of a support network inside Pakistan, President Barack Obama said on Sunday, but added it will take investigations by Pakistan and the United States to find out the nature of that support.

Obama’s interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” program comes a week after bin Laden was killed by U.S. commandos in a garrison town a short drive from Islamabad, raising questions about whether Pakistan’s government had known of the al Qaeda leader’s whereabouts.

May 8, 2011

U.S. takes heat off Pakistan on bin Laden’s hideout

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Obama administration took some heat off Pakistan on Sunday, saying it had no evidence that Islamabad knew Osama bin Laden was living in the country before he was killed by U.S. commandos in a garrison town a short drive from the capital.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani is scheduled to “take the nation into confidence” in parliament on Monday, his first statement to the people more than a week after the attack embarrassed the country and raised fears of a new rift between Islamabad and Washington.

May 6, 2011

Bin Laden’s widow says they lived in Pakistani house for 5 years

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – One of Osama bin Laden’s wives told Pakistani interrogators that the al Qaeda leader and his family had been living for five years in the compound where he was killed by U.S. forces this week, a security official said on Friday.

The official, who identified the woman as Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, the youngest of bin Laden’s three wives, told Reuters she was wounded in the U.S. raid on Monday.

May 5, 2011

Pakistan army says to review U.S. cooperation if more raids

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s army, facing rare criticism at home after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in a raid, said it will review its intelligence and military cooperation with the United States if more unilateral attacks are conducted.

(For exclusive photos of Osama bin Laden’s compound, click here)

It was the first comment from the army since the May 2 attack that killed bin Laden.

May 5, 2011

Pakistan army will “review” U.S. cooperation if more raids

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s army, facing rare criticism at home after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in a raid, said it will review its intelligence and military cooperation with the United States if more unilateral attacks are conducted.

(For exclusive photos of Osama bin Laden’s compound, click here)

It was the first comment from the army since the May 2 attack that killed bin Laden.

May 5, 2011

Pakistan warns against further raids inside its soil

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan, in apparent reference to old rival India, said on Thursday any country that tried to raid its territory in the way U.S. forces did to kill Osama bin Laden would face consequences from its military.

The raid by U.S. special forces that killed Washington’s most wanted man in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad on May 2 has exposed the Pakistani military to rare criticism at home.

May 5, 2011

Pakistan warns against further raids inside its territory

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan, in apparent reference to old rival India, said on Thursday any country that tried to raid its territory in the way U.S. forces did to kill Osama bin Laden would face consequences from its military.

Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir dismissed any suggestion the Pakistani military or its main spy agency had been involved with al Qaeda, while issuing a blunt warning against any further intrusions.

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      "I have journalistic career spanned over 19 years. I have been working with the Reuters since 2001. My current position is senior correspondent at Reuters bureau in Islamabad."
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