Notorious terrorist and former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden who masterminded the 9/11 terrorist attacks was called a Shaheed (Martyr) by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the national parliament, Hindustan Times has reported.
While speaking about the ongoing war on terror, highlighting how Pakistan suffered embarrassment being ally to the United States, Khan did the unexpected slipup, calling global terrorist Osama bin Laden a "Shaheed" (martyr).
Speaking about the 2 May 2011 operation by the US Navy Seals taking out Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad city in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, Khan referred to Osama bin Laden as a martyr, stating that the country suffered global humiliation and criticism being an ally to the US.
"There was an incident of Osama bin Laden, in which US planes came into Pakistan and killed, martyred Osama bin Laden. And after that incident, the whole world abused and criticised Pakistan. It was astounding to see how their (US) planes came into our country, carried out their operation and even though we were ally to the US, we were criticized," said Khan during his speech in the Parliament.
With Inputs From IANS
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