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Osama`s family maybe deported by midnight: Lawyer

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 18:57

Islamabad: Eleven months after the US raid killed the world`s most wanted terrorist Osama bin laden, his family under detention now maybe deported from Pakistan tomorrow.

The al Qaeda chief`s three widows and their children were sentenced to 45-days in detention on charges of illegal entry and residency in Pakistan by a court which also ordered their deportation as soon as possible.

The deportation of the 16 members of the family could happen any time after mid-night today, the Dawn reported quoting Amir Khalil, counsel of the Osama family.
The paper said a meeting was held at the interior ministry last night to finalise the arrangements and the family is likely to be send to Saudi Arabia or Yemen.
bin laden`s three wives - two Saudi and one Yemini - and thirteen children were detained on March 3 and kept in a house in the capital`s Embassy Road. The house was declared a sub-jail.

"They will go tonight or tomorrow early in the morning and they are most likely to be flown to Saudi Arabia," Khalil said.

He said bin laden`s youngest wife Amal Abdulfattah, who is a Yemini, maybe sent from Saudi Arabia to Yemen later, along with the five children.


First Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 18:56

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