Zardari says Osama, Zawahiri will be tried if captured in Pak

September 29th, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Lahore, Sept 29 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that if Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his deputy Al Zawahiri were caught in his country, he might hand over the duo to the US for trial, but would do so only on the advise of friends.

The two Al Qaeda leaders could also be handed over to the US to face trail if friends advise Pakistan to do so, the Daily Times quoted Zardarin as saying in an interview with the CNN.

He added that Pakistan can also initiate a trial against Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden or his second-in-command Aiman Al-Zawahiri, if it captures them.

The President further said that those who killed his wife former premier Benazir Bhutto could also target him. Those who killed my wife are also after me, he said.

About the US incursions, Zardari said such attacks into the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) would be counterproductive.

Ruling out the possibility of a war between the two countries amid US incursions on Pakistani soil, he said: Friendly fire is a normal thing even among US soldiers. (ANI)

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