Pakistan Parliament Condemns bin Laden Raid

Intelligence chief denounces US, says he is ready to resign
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2011 12:08 PM CDT
Members of a Pakistani civil society hold placards during a rally in support of Pakistan's army and the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, ISI, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 14, 2011.   (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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(Newser) – Pakistan's parliament has condemned the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and passed a resolution stating that Pakistan will revisit its ties with the US. Supply lines to US troops in Afghanistan could be cut if there are any more such attacks, parliament warned. The announcement came at the end of a heated 11-hour session held behind closed doors, the New York Times reports. Pakistan's intelligence chief denounced the US raid and said he was ready to resign over the incident.

He also denied that Pakistan maintained links to militant groups, and blamed an intelligence failure for bin Laden's presence in the country. The session was meant to address military and intelligence failures that allowed the US raid to go forward undetected. Parliament also called for the US to end its drone attacks, four of which have occurred in the country since bin Laden was killed, Reuters reports.

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