Osama death: Zardari, Gilani, Pak security chiefs in emergency talksMay 2nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has convened an emergency meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and security chiefs following US confirmation that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said the meeting in Islamabad ended at around 1p.m.
“The Foreign Office will issue a formal statement of the government of Pakistan on the Osama bin Laden incident,” the Dawn quoted Babar, as saying.
The Saudi-born terrorist, who had evaded capture for a decade, was killed in a top secret operation involving a small team of US special forces in Abbottabad city, located 50 kilometres northeast of Islamabad and 150 kilometres east of Peshawar, Pakistan.
Laden, accused of being behind a number of atrocities, including the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001, was at the top of the US “most wanted” list.
He had approved the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington in which nearly 3,000 people were killed, saying later that the results had exceeded his expectations.
His death will be seen as a major blow to Al-Qaeda, but will also raise fears of reprisal attacks. (ANI)
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