Pakistan traders surprised over Osama killingMay 2nd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Pakistani traders, who are here to participate in a “Made in Pakistan” trade show, expressed big surprise at the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in their country.
“We are all surprised with the killing of bin Laden in Pakistan. We did not have any idea that he could be hiding somewhere in Pakistan. We saw the news today on television here and were both shocked and surprised,” Irshad Ahmed, a Lahore trader, who has a garments stall at the show, told IANS Monday.
Mohammad Alim, another Lahore-based trader, said: “My son called me in the morning to tell me what had happened. He said that situation was a bit tense there. For me also it was a big surprise. We hope his death will end terrorism in Pakistan and in other countries.”
Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces in Abbottabad, around 120 km north of Islamabad.
According to Mohammad Khan, another trader from Pakistan, “India-Pakistan relations are different from bin Laden’s issue. The US and other Western countries were more involved in it. It will not put any adverse impact on the relations, rather we should together look forward to a peaceful future.”
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