Former president Pervez Musharraf said on Tuesday there is no way Pakistani authorities helped hide Osama bin Laden in their country.
In an interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News about his plans to return to Pakistan in 2013, Musharraf said “I’m certain there was no complicity with Pakistani intelligence agencies.”
“It’s extremely embarrassing,” Musharraf said. “Pakistan is not a banana republic. People coming in and out without the government knowing, that is bad from the government’s point of view.”
He expressed disappointment over the communiation gap between Pakistan and US intelligence.
In an interview last month, Musharraf said that the US raid which killed Bin Laden was technically “an act of war”.
Musharraf described US President Barack Obama’s statement that he would order another raid if necessary as “arrogant”.
Bin Laden was gunned down on May 2 by US Special Forces who attacked his hideout in Abbottabad. The US said it had carried out a unilateral assault.
Musharraf told CNN: “No country has a right to intrude into any other country.”
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