Imran Khan Faces Criticism after Referring Osama Bin Laden as ‘Martyr’

Imran Khan Faces Criticism after Referring Osama Bin Laden as ‘Martyr’
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On Thursday, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, used ‘Martyr’ (Shaheed) as a prefix to slain-al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden. He also said Islamabad bore sheer “embarrassment” by participating in the Americans’ war on terrorism. 

In addition to this, Prime Minister Imran Khan said American forces came to Pakistan and brutally killed Laden without notifying our Government. 

Khan said- “I don’t think there’s a country which supported the war on terror and had to face embarrassment for it. Pakistan was also openly blamed for U.S.’ failure in Afghanistan,”

“For Pakistanis across the globe, it was an embarrassing moment when the Americans came and killed Osama bin Laden at Abbottabad…martyred him. The whole world started abusing us after that. Our ally came inside our country and killed someone without informing us. And, 70,000 Pakistanis died because of the U.S.’ war on terror,” he added. 

He gave these statements while discussing the budget in the parliament on Thursday. Soon after this, Khan had to bear reprove from the world. While elaborating his thoughts on Laden, Khan put some light on defending his governmental actions against coronavirus. According to Khan, neither there were any contradictions nor confusion in the authoritative responses since the beginning of the corona pandemic. 

Earlier, during an interview with the Dawn Newspaper, Khan said- “They say again and again that there was confusion … if there was one country whose Government did not have confusion, it was ours,” 

He added- “I said from day one we had a dual problem; we had to save the people from corona and hunger, and those dying from poverty,”

While discussing the corona circumstances in Pakistan, he said that his Government has been making a robust plan to proceed with the high-level discussion on the Kashmir issues on global levels. 

In May 2011, Osama Bin Laden was killed by the U.S. Navy Seals in Pakistan for being the mastermind behind the 9/11 tragedy. 

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