Pakistan premier defends country in bin Laden case
ISLAMABAD (AP) —
Pakistan's prime minister is rejecting allegations that national authorities were either complicit in
hiding al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden or incompetent in tracking him down.
Yousuf Raza Gilani defended his country during an address to Parliament on Monday, a week after a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad killed the terrorist mastermind.
He also said bin Laden's killing was proper justice.
Bin Laden's location raised suspicions that he had help from some Pakistani authorities, possibly elements of the powerful army and intelligence services. Pakistan's armed forces have historical - some say ongoing - links with Islamist militants, which they used as proxies in Afghanistan and India.