Imran Khan Faces Backlash After He Called Bin Laden ‘Martyr’

News Desk: Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan has been facing many backlash and criticism from netizen and opposition parties after he quoted Osama Bin Laden as ‘shaheed’.

Imran Khan called the 9/11 mastermind as a ‘martyr’ during a budget session on Thursday. Khan said that Islamabad faced ‘embarrassment’ by taking part in America’s war on terror.

During his speech in the Parliament, Imran Khan said :

“For Pakistanis across the globe, it was an embarrassing moment when the Americans came and killed Osama Bin Laden at Abbottabad…martyred him. The whole world started abusing us after that. Our ally came inside our country and killed someone without informing us. And, 70,000 Pakistanis died because of U.Ss war on terror”.

Khan’s speech drew criticism from opposition parties as well as from netizens. Opposition leader and former Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif criticised Imran Khan and called Bin Laden as an ‘ultimate terrorist’.

In the parliament Khawaja Asif told “he destroyed my nation, and (Khan) is calling him a martyr”.

Osama Bin Laden was the al-Qaeda Chief and 9/11 mastermind. Bin Laden was killed by US Navy Seals in Pakistan’s Abbottabad in May 2011.

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