MQM leader urges world leaders to take note of Pakistan PM Imran Khan referring Osama Bin Laden a 'martyr'
London: Muttahidda Qaumi Movement's (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain has urged world leaders to take serious note of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's declaration of slain ex-Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden as a martyr.
"Pakistan's PM has held Laden in high esteem after declaring him a hero whom the US Marines had martyred in an ambush. The international community should be serious on what Pakistan's PM has asserted," Altaf was quoted as saying by ANI.
Imran Khan apparently shocked many as he referred to dreaded terrorist and former Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden as a 'martyr' on Thursday. He made the comment on the floor of the country's Parliament.
Attacking the US, Khan said American security forces entered Pakistan and killed Osama Bin Laden without informing Islamabad.
He said following the incident everyone in the world started abusing Pakistan which caused embarrassment to the country.
Khan said: "We helped America in the ‘War on Terror’. For doing this, Pakistan faced grave humiliation."
"America came and killed Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad... martyred him," Khan said.
"What happened after that? The entire world hurled abuses at us. Our own ally (US) entered our country and killed someone without even telling us about it. It was a big humiliation," he said.