US condemned by Pakistan

MEMBERS of Pakistan’s parliament have condemned the US for the raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden on their soil.

They also demanded that an independent commission investigate the debacle instead of one led by the country’s powerful armed forces.

The parliamentary resolution followed a rare, private session with top military officials that began on Saturday.

During the session, Pakistani intelligence chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha indicated he would be willing to resign if legislators demanded it, but no one did.

In fact, it appeared lawmakers essentially closed ranks behind a military establishment humiliated by the May 2 killing of bin Laden.


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