ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that Osama Bin Laden was brought to this region by the former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director and Saudi official Turki bin Faisal.
“Osama used to be their hero and they declared him a terrorist afterwards,” he said in an interview.
Khawaja Asif stated that, “The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is trying to hide facts. Everyone knows what PPP did for America and now they’re asking who brought Osama here.” He recalled that, “The party had praised US for successful operation in Abbottabad.”
While criticising the opposition party, he promised that their government would not compromise on security and national interests. He blamed the PPP leadership for issuing visas to US special operation personnel.
“We remain unaffected despite allegations. However, we will ask why several suspicious persons were issued visas,” Khawaja Asif added. “Security forces and intelligence institutions were bypassed but this intentional act will not be let go that easily.”
He made it clear that the Prime Minister of Pakistan held no authority to pass such orders for issuance of visas. The minister also said, “No water shortage was reported in the country due to heavy snowfall in winter season.”—NNI