Pakistan PM Khan made a confession that Pakistan Army trained Osama Bin Ladin terrorist group known as Al-Qaeda.
Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Monday, the prime minister was asked if Islamabad had carried out an investigation into how Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was allegedly able to live in Pakistan for years before being found and killed by US Navy Seals in 2011.
“There has been an investigation, but… I don’t know what the conclusion was,” Khan replied. He then hinted that bin Laden’s living arrangements might have been the result of “links” between Pakistan’s military and the terrorist group.
“The Pakistani Army, ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence], trained Al-Qaeda and all these groups to fight [the Soviet Union] in Afghanistan,” Khan said. “There were also links between Pakistan [and Al-Qaeda] – there had to be links – because they trained them. After 9/11, when we did a 180 degree turn and went after those groups, you know, not everyone agreed with us. In the army people didn’t agree with us.”
The prime minister statement emphatically made it clear that Pakistani Army were not happy and unwilling to help the United States of America in getting Osama Bin Ladin. Osama was later killed in 2011 by US Navy Seals, living very close to one Military barracks in Pakistan.