Following the killing of Osama bin Laden by American special forces, Pakistan has warned its powerful ally the US against trying out any future raid on its soil.
The Pakistani foreign minister also rejected suspicions of any double game with the terrorist organisation al Qaeda.
In Islamabad, Salman Bashir said: “It’s easy to say that inter-services intelligence, intelligence or elements within the government were in cahoots with al Qaeda [but] this is a false hypothesis. This is a false charge.”
The US has said it feared that precious information might be leaked if it informed the Pakistani secret services of what it was up to, and so it told them nothing.
In its first statement since the American raid that killed the al Qaeda chief, Pakistan’s army has admitted to “shortcomings” in its efforts to locate bin Laden.