Pakistan will deport the widows and children of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia next week after their jail sentence for illegal residency ends, their lawyer said on Friday.
The three women and two children were detained by security forces after a secret US special forces raid killed Bin Laden in Abbottabad in May last year.
“They are likely to be deported to Saudi Arabia on April 18, as their sentence ends on April 17,” the family’s lawyer, Aamir Khalil, told Reuters.
The three widows and the children were among the 16 people detained after the US raid.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2012.