Pakistan says U.S. has not sought access to bin Laden's widows

09:58, May 12, 2011      

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Pakistan said Wednesday that the United State has not sought access to the three widows of killed Osama bin Laden who are now in the custody of Pakistani security agencies.

U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon said earlier this week that Washington has asked for access to the al-Qaida leader's three widows.

However, Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said that the U.S. has not yet formally sought access.

Bashir also said that Pakistan has not yet been informed about the visit of any senior U.S. official.

The three women, who are in Pakistani custody since the May 2 U. S. raid that killed bin Laden inside his Abbottabad hideout, 120 kilometers north of Islamabad.

Donilon had said the U.S. officials hope they could unravel the mystery besides possibly providing more information about al-Qaida.

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Tuesday that Pakistan would grant access to U.S. officials to Osama widows.

Reports said that influential senator John Kerry will soon visit Pakistan to remove the misunderstanding between the two allies after Osama death.

Source: Xinhua
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