Pakistan may be ready to allow the US to interview the wives of Osama bin Laden. The three women were among a number of people, also including several children, who were taken into custody by the Pakistani authorities last week after US commandos raided bin Laden’s compound in Abbotabad.
The Obama administration wants access to bin Laden’s wives as it tries to map out the al Qaeda network.
Yesterday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister announced an inquiry into how bin Laden had managed to live undetected in the garrison city for five years.
Pakistan is a vital ally to Washington in the conflict against militants in neighbouring Afghanistan. But relations have taken a turn for the worse since the bin Laden operation.