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Bin Laden not in Pakistan, says prime minister

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Oh where, oh where in the world is Osama bin Laden? This, ladies and gentlemen, is called misdirection. Essentially, a magic trick is being played on you. Allow me to demonstrate: Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden? Is he in Afghanistan? No, pick another cup. Is he in Pakistan? Let’s see, nothing up my sleeve…

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Haroon Siddique, The Guardian
December 3, 2009

Yousaf Raza Gilani tells joint conference with Gordon Brown he does not believe the al-Qaida leader is in his country

The Pakistani prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, today claimed that Osama bin Laden was not in Pakistan — just days after Gordon Brown criticised the Islamabad government for not doing enough to capture the al-Qaida leader.

Bin Laden is widely believed to be sheltering in the north of Pakistan — a belief reiterated by the CIA director, Leon Panetta, over the summer — and on Sunday Brown criticised the Islamabad government for not doing more to track him down.

But quizzed by British journalists at a joint press conference with the UK prime minister in London as to why the al-Qaida leader remained at large, Gilani said the Pakistani administration had not been provided with any “credible or actionable intelligence” as to his whereabouts.

“I don’t think Osama bin Laden is in Pakistan,” he said.

On Sunday Brown said the Pakistan authorities had to “join us in the major effort” to break al-Qaida and that “we should have been able to do more” to tackle the extremist group.

But, with the Pakistani prime minister standing alongside him, he adopted a more diplomatic tone today. “This is your fight but it is also Britain’s fight,” he said.

He added: “I know that with the support of Britain together we can deliver security not just for every Pakistani but for every Briton and every individual around the world threatened by terrorism.”

When challenged by a number of Pakistani journalists about his recent critical comments about the country’s government, Brown responded by praising Pakistan’s military operations against extremists in the Swat valley and Waziristan.

“We can all step up our efforts to deal with the terrorist threat,” he said.

On Sunday, the prime minister told Sky News: “We will want to see more evidence of Pakistan action not just troops in south Waziristan but the whole of the government machine taking action.”

Brown pledged £60m in aid for Pakistan, which will include funds for education and clean drinking water for children, to be delivered before the end of the financial year.

In his speech announcing a surge of US troops to be deployed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, US president Barack Obama identified the tribal belt between Pakistan and Afghanistan as the “epicentre of the violent extremism practised by al-Qaida”.

Gilani said his government was reviewing the US government’s Afghanistan strategy and would not be drawn on making any further comments on it.

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