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Pakistan: No involvement with al Qaeda

05-06-2011 13:51 BJT

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Pakistan has dismissed suggestions that its military and intelligence service had been involved with al Qaeda.

The US raid has exposed the Pakistani military to rare criticism at home. The US ally is also facing growing international pressure to explain how it was possible for bin Laden to live so close to the military's main academy without the knowledge of security agencies.

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary strongly defended the country's intelligence service, saying its successes in the war against militants were unmatched.

Salman Bashir, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary, said, "Critique of the ISI is not only unwarranted, it can not be validated. The other accusation that has emerged is incompetence. How is it that Mr. Laden was in Abbottabad under the nose of the Pakistan Military Academy, and the military and nobody knew about it. This aspect, of course, is being looked into. If it was an intelligence failure, then the prime minister rightly stated in Paris that it was a global intelligence failure."

Bashir said Pakistan and the United States should focus on strengthening their relations, instead of debating the fine detail of the US raid to kill bin Laden. He also issued a blunt warning against any further intrusions into Pakistani territory.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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