Pak has lot to explain on Osama: SM Krishna

Pakistan, which had denied knowledge of Osama bin Laden`s whereabouts, had a lot to explain in the aftermath of the killing of the dreaded terrorist on its soil, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said.

Updated: May 03, 2011, 18:03 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: Pakistan, which had denied
knowledge of Osama bin Laden`s whereabouts, had a lot to
explain in the aftermath of the killing of the dreaded
terrorist on its soil, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna
said here on Tuesday.

"I think Pakistan has a lot to explain on that score,"
visiting External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told reporters.

His comments came when he was asked to react to
constant Pakistani claims that it was not aware of the
whereabouts of al-Qaeda chief bin Laden, who was killed in
Abbottabad, near Islamabad, yesterday by special US forces
Krishna, who is here on a three-day official visit, made
the one line comment after signing the 5th joint commission
agreement with his Malaysian counterpart Anifah Aman.

The two ministers, however, refused to take any questions
at a joint press conference and instead read out a statement
about the joint commission, leaving hordes of Malaysian and
other international press disappointed as they wanted to quiz
Krishna about Islamabad`s claims and related issues.

Krishna, in a statement yesterday, termed bin Laden`s
killing as the "victorious milestone" in the global war
against terrorism and said the world "must not let down" its
united effort to eliminate the safe havens that have been
provided to terrorists in its neighbourhood.

PTI