Petition filed in Pak court to expel US envoy over Osama raid

The petitioner’s lawyer claimed US raid was a violation of Pak’s sovereignty.

Lahore: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking the expulsion of the US Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter.

According to The Nation, the petitioner’s lawyer, Iqbal Jaffery, claimed that the secret military operation conducted by the US that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad was a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty.

The petition demanded that Munter should be expelled until the US apologizes for violating Pakistan’s territorial boundaries.

It also said that Pakistan should call back its envoy, Hussain Haqqani, from Washington.

Jaffery insisted that the court should order the federal government to take the matter to the International Court of Justice.

US President Barack Obama had ordered a raid by a small team of US Special Forces, which found bin Laden, who had evaded capture for a decade, in a home in a fortified compound in Abbottabad.

Bin Laden, accused of being behind a number of atrocities, including the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001, was at the top of the US “most wanted” list.


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