Imran Khan calling Osama bin Laden 'martyr' was 'slip of tongue', says Pak minister

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Imran Khan's remark on the slain al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden has resurfaced following Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's recent interview. | World News
Prime Minister Imran Khan had a "slip of tongue" when he called slain al-Qaeda chief and 9/11 terror attacks mastermind Osama bin Laden a "martyr", Pakistan's federal minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said. Speaking to Geo News, Chaudhry stressed that Pakistan considers Osama bin Laden a terrorist and al-Qaeda as a terrorist outfit.

Addressing Pakistan's national assembly in June last year, Imran Khan had termed bin Laden, who was killed in 2011 by US special forces in Abbottabad, a "martyr." "I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, martyred him," Khan had said.

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