Prove that Osama, Mullah Omar are in Pak: Gilani
Posted on: 09:51 AM IST Jul 21, 2010
Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday that neither Osama bin Laden nor Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar were present in Pakistan, a day after the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asserted that the al-Qaeda chief is still in the country.
Gilani said the US should provide "credible and verifiable information" if they think Osama bin Laden is in Pakistan as he stressed that neither bin Laden nor Taliban leader Omar were in the country.
He said there was "no discussion" on bin Laden with Clinton during her visit to Pakistan. "The US should provide evidence if they think Osama bin Laden is in Pakistan," he said.
The US or anyone else having "credible and verifiable information" about the terrorist leaders should share it with the government, he said.
During an interaction with the media on Monday, Clinton said she believed bin Laden was still in Pakistan and that it would be helpful if he and other al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders were killed or captured.
Clinton has ruffled feathers in Islamabad by commenting on several occasions since October last year that bin Laden was present in Pakistan.