ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir on Monday demanded a judicial probe into the American operation against Osma bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, terming the operation by US forces as a breach of Pakistan’s sovereignty.
The SCBA president said American interference in Pakistan's internal matters can harm relations between the two countries. She said the Pakistani government should not compromise on its sovereignty and national interests.
Last Sunday, American special forces killed America’s most wanted terrorist al Qaeda kingpin Osama bin Laden in a late night operation in the garrison town of Abbottabad.
Pakistan has been facing the far right’s wrath at home and criticism abroad over the circumstances that had led to the killing of Bin Laden. The killing of Bin Laden has put a strain on Pak-US relations.
The attack has drawn criticism from many political leaders and parties claiming that the operation was a breach of Pakistan's sovereignty and accusations that it happened with consent from the Pakistani government and military. Pakistan, however, has maintained that it did not have prior information at any stage about the impending assault.
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