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جمعرات، 5 مئی، 2011

Pakistanis slam US raid for bin Laden,warns India too

Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said that it would be catastrophic if any other country even thinks of following the example of the United States.

The tension between America and Pakistan peaked a little more today, with the Pakistani government taking on America for not consulting it ahead of the military operation that led to Osama bin Laden's death on Monday. The terrorist was shot in his house in Abbottabad near Islamabad. America has said it did not let Pakistan know about its plans because of fear of leaks. 

"As far as Pakistan is concerned...there should be no mistake...that the people, leadership and parliament of Pakistan hold their dignity and honour dear...we are determined to uphold our sovereignty," said Salman Bashir, the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. Mr Bashir also stressed a point that Pakistan has made repeatedly in the last few days. "This action was a covert action. Pakistan was not consulted."

Mr Bashir also took on India for recent remarks by the Army and Air Force Chiefs that if needed, they would be able to deliver an operation similar to the one that killed Osama to nab those wanted for 26/11. "Any other country that would ever act on assumption that it has the right to unilateralism of any sort will find as far as Pak is concerned that it has made a basic mistake," he warned. "We see a lot of bravado in our own region," he said, adding "there are statements that have come across...from the military...the air force... that states that this can be repeated.  We feel that sort of misadventure would result in a terrible catastrophe."
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