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Pakistan did not know about the presence of Bin Laden, says Cameron Munter

Davos: Cameron Munter, the former American ambassador said that government of Pakistan was not aware about the presence of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Cameron Munter was present in a dinner which was organized in the honor of Ex Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif. Former American ambassador to Pakistan said: “Those who claimed that Pakistan was aware about the presence of Bin Laden, were wrong. He said that Pakistan did not know that Al-Qaeeda’s leader, Bin Laden, was living in Abbotabad, the incident which aroused mistrust between Washington and Islamabad.

Munter stated that the world should patiently observe and wait for the reforms in Pakistan’s political structure. He said that progress is being made to build up trustworthy relationship between America and Pakistan; good results are observed in the scenario. Former American ambassador, Cameron also praised Raheel Sharif’s services he provided to build up Pakistan and to counter terrorism in the country.

In 2011, US military raided in Abbotabad near a military academy and claimed to have caught Bin Laden, the mastermind of 9/11 attacks, from there.  It was said that Pakistan was not taken into confidence on the raid and it created tension between both countries. United States said that despite getting billion dollars aid Pakistan broke the trust of America and provided protection to most wanted terrorist and Pakistan was of the view that America used it as tissue paper when it needed Pakistan and then left it alone.