August 19, 2019

Pakistan’s US ambassador says “heads will roll” after Bin Laden investigation

Poor old Husain Haqqani. Trying to keep an angry US government happy is not the easiest job on the planet.

Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington has vowed that Islamabad officials will be sacked regardless of the outcome of an investigation into how Osama bin Laden lived undetected for years in Pakistan.

“Heads will roll, once the investigation has been completed,” Haqqani says. “Now, if those heads are rolled on account of incompetence, we will share that information with you. And if, God forbid, somebody’s complicity is discovered, there will be zero tolerance for that, as well.”

Pakistan is feeling under pressure from the United States to explain how the worlds most wanted terrorist lived under their noses in an oversized compound.

President Barack Obama appeared on the 60 Minutes TV current affairs show and said, “we think that there had to be some sort of support network for bin Laden inside of Pakistan”.

The White House said Osama Bin Laden was “hiding in plain sight” in Pakistan. This echoesthe general feeling in US government circles, that elements of Pakistan’s intelligence services must have known Bin Laden’s whereabouts.

Pakistan is under threat both to restore its reputation and retain the billions of dollars of US aid it receives.