Bin Laden family ‘to leave Pakistan early Wednesday’

Published: April 17, 2012
They will go tonight or tomorrow early in morning. After 12 (o’clock) tonight; can be deported any time, says lawyer. PHOTO: FILE

They will go tonight or tomorrow early in morning. After 12 (o’clock) tonight; can be deported any time, says lawyer. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Osama bin Laden’s family is expected to be deported from Pakistan early Wednesday, their lawyer and an intelligence official said, 11 months after the US raid that killed the al Qaeda kingpin.

The 9/11 mastermind’s three widows and their children were detained by the Pakistani authorities after the Saudi was killed in a US Navy SEAL operation in the town of Abbottabad, north of Islamabad, last May.

They are due to complete a short sentence of detention for illegally entering and residing in Pakistan on Tuesday.

“They will go tonight or tomorrow early in the morning. After 12 tonight they can be deported any time,” their lawyer Muhammad Aamir told AFP on Tuesday.

Aamir said the family – who number 12, including bin Laden’s three widows, eight children and one grandchild – would probably initially go to Saudi Arabia.

He said bin Laden’s youngest and reportedly favourite wife, Amal Abdulfattah, who is Yemeni, may be sent to Yemen afterwards with her five children.

A Pakistani intelligence official confirmed to AFP that the family was expected to be deported “sometime around midnight” and said “most likely they would be flown to Saudi Arabia.”

Deportation may be delayed

Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik on Tuesday hinted that the deportation process may delay the departure of Osama bin Laden’s family from Pakistan.

Speaking to media, he said that in order to deport the widows of Osama Bin Laden, letters had been written to the diplomatic representatives of relative countries.

He added that once confirmation is received from the respective embassies, Bin Laden’s family will be deported.

The widows had been handed a 45 day detention notice and Rs10000 fine for illegally entering Pakistan. That notice expires at midnight.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • zehra
    Apr 17, 2012 - 12:20PM

    pls make sure they all leave and none comes back!! good riidance to bad rubbish


  • Chacha
    Apr 17, 2012 - 1:16PM

    The Lawyer of the Bin Laden family is saying that the family is gong to leave etc. Why is he not denying that Bin laden was killed and that the SEAL’s raided the wrong house etc.

    Where are all the conspiracy theorists who deny the presence of OBL in Aboottabad ?


  • Apr 17, 2012 - 1:53PM

    I m sure this family can tell lot about the 9/11 drama more than the pentagon


  • Hit-Man
    Apr 17, 2012 - 2:33PM

    OBL’s sons will come back to Pakistan to wage jihad against the infidels and enforcing Sharia in the whole country.


  • Hey
    Apr 17, 2012 - 2:39PM

    Why do you want to kill them? I am happy that Pakistani Govt are revealing them and sending back in their native country. At least They shouldn’t have any securities obstacle there.Recommend

  • MarkH
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:05PM

    @Pakistan politics:
    Yes, they probably would know more about it having been living with the man who planned it. What’s your point?
    Pointless question, I know you don’t have a point. You just made a really horrible attempt at hinting towards a conspiracy. Make sure you wear your helmet and try not to drool on your keyboard.


  • Nasir
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:20PM

    Is Shabaaz Sharif going to buy them a Villa in Yemen and Saudi Arabia?


  • Apr 17, 2012 - 3:25PM

    the recent attack in afghanistan will contact by USA and there abet because if we have go back then we realized that it has been a fabricated drama firstly they attack a KPN provions of Pakistan along with their blessing terror group who operate pakistan,financing by USA,INDIA and ISRAEL agencies but our obnoxious goverment and ARMY are very distinctive about this but they can’t be express their feeling in front of their nation due to their masterdom wrested they compromise there security just because of the spangle amount which they got for the westren world they dam care there country mates they also forggeting the words of MOULANA ABU KALAM AZAD,if Pakistani public can,t wake up for there drowsy sleep then??????? and those who thinks that Imran khan DO SOME THINGS good for them then i will revealed this he also be enslave of westren world SO kindly chose the person of PakistanRecommend

  • Salman
    Apr 17, 2012 - 8:18PM

    Anybody who kills innocent be it a person, group or government is a terrorist.Recommend

  • s shah
    Apr 17, 2012 - 10:39PM

    @ Hit-man: I hope you are not serious. Get a reality check.


  • Mano
    Apr 17, 2012 - 11:08PM

    They should be sent with respect.Recommend

  • Super pak
    Apr 18, 2012 - 4:24AM

    please mark even you have to wonder why in the world would anyone kill and quickly dispose off any evidence he ever existed, and this after you hunt him for more than 15 – 20 years. The same kill order could have been given to saddam.

    He should have been made an example of what happens when you mess with world powers or even find out who he is helping or getting helped from be it the isi or anyone. What im saying are simply the facts not trying to spew a conspiracy theory but it is very odd. The only reason that one would want him dead is either that he doesnt somehow galvanize all the jihadis and attack everwhere ( unlikely but possible) or to have secrets die with him. When governments dictate local laws like tax reforms everyone seems to have an opinion about right or wrong but when a government mentions military victories or losses everyone blindly accepts it.


  • momina
    Apr 18, 2012 - 4:39AM

    :-) Good news for Osama’s family to unite back (with him) in hometown. If Saudi Arabia is the safest haven for them, why did Osama come to Pakistan after Afghanistan? Family had a great part to play to arouse sympathy despite their illegal presence in winding up the 10 year hunt cover of the US war mongers as they attained their objective of destabilising the Musalmaan world.
    The man who underwent several face restoration surgeris inUS after having a gun shot blow his top of the face away… could be Osama. He wasn’t dumped into the sea as propagated. Nevertheless, all Islamc countriesshould focus on consolidating themselves and iner relationship than let US play war games to display their amunition and fre practice of killing civilians. Some times they call Usama mstermind of the twin tower attack, sometimes the captive they hold and try in their torture cells…his pathetic photograph reminded me of Dr. Ara Siddiqi’s desolate picture,after going through US torture on mere suspicion.Recommend

  • Tanveer
    Apr 18, 2012 - 8:34AM

    Yes, you are right. We don’t wanted people like them, those lives in hidden places and than when they appears or capture they are the reason to made over government and army on a bad positionRecommend

  • Tanveer
    Apr 18, 2012 - 8:46AM

    YES, Everything can be happens if US wishes, the world is silence on OBL and his whole team and his network is believes to made and well trained by US during the war against Russia, but over thousands of innocent Pakistanis women, children and men and over thousands of Pakistanis soldier killed in this US made artificial war. US warOT is a weapon setup just to disgrace our country and Islamic culture and badly hurt our economy. Thank you US we are still crazy in have you best our friend ever. Whatever US said, bad or good, we always were obeys all US orders, we give respect and honor to US more than GOD, even now we are at that stage where we have no electricity, water, gas and basic needs of a human, prize are raised of everything, but still we are very faithful and honest with the US.Recommend

  • Sidra Dar
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:29AM

    Another Rubbish Drama of America… huhhhRecommend

  • mianmuhammadsaeedilyas
    Apr 18, 2012 - 1:48PM

    Bin Laden,his family members were dangereous for Pakistan.Pakistan faced an irrepairable loss due to this created group by America.America,Nato,Bin Laden,Al-Queda,Talban,Haqqani,Rabbani groups and also Kerzai,American CIA,Indian Raa Agency all these are dangereous for Pakistan and Pakistan is facing all these for the last ten years.There was peace in Afghsnistan,Pakistan.All these disturb the situation of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Apr 18, 2012 - 2:40PM

    In fact,
    establishment of an Islamic state
    was intolerable for them,so they hatched a conspiracy
    not for Afghanistan but all Islamic countries,including
    Pakistan and Iran.
    Be considered the last days of former U.S.A. president.


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