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FM Qureshi says PM's comments on Osama bin Laden were 'taken out of context'

A section of the media played it up, says FM Qureshi on PM Imran Khan's comments on Osama bin Laden

By Web Desk
June 20, 2021

Foriegn Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, during a recent interview, said Prime Minister Imran Khan's comments last year on Osama bin Laden were taken out of context.

"Prime Minister Imran Khan called Osama bin Laden a martyr," said TOLOnews journalist, Lotfullah Najafizada.

"Well, uh, again, out of context. Out of context," responded the foreign minister, after a brief pause. "He [PM Imran Khan] was quoted out of context. And, uh, you know, a particular section of the media played it up," he added.

"Is he a martyr? You disagree? Osama bin Laden?" asked Najafizada.

"I will let that pass," responded Qureshi, after another brief pause.