Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday called al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden a ‘shaheed’ or martyr.
PM Khan was speaking in the national assembly, elaborating how Pakistan has been humiliated across the world despite having sacrificed lives in the war against terrorism.
“One was when Americans killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Shaheed kar diya. But what happened after that. The entire world hurled abuses at us. Our ally US entered our country and killed someone without even telling us. It was a big humiliation,” Khan said.
Osama bin Laden was killed in a military operation by US Navy Seals in 2011 at the Garrison town in Abbottabad.
Imran Khan’s description of Osama bin Laden as a ‘shaheed’ set social media trending as soon as a video of his remarks got out.