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‘Musharraf disbanded army unit meant for Osama hunt’

A unit of Pakistan army commandos created to hunt Osama bin Laden was disbanded by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf,former ISI chief Lt Gen Ziauddin Khwaja said.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Islamabad |
May 10, 2011 12:37:20 am

A unit of Pakistan army commandos created to hunt Osama bin Laden was disbanded by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf,former ISI chief Lt Gen (retd) Ziauddin Khwaja said. Khwaja,also known as Ziauddin Butt,said he had issued the directive for raising the unit after a meeting with Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar in Afghanistan. “We had set this unit after Mullah Omar showed his helplessness in getting to Osama,” Khwaja told The News daily. “This unit was demolished after Musharraf took over,” he said.

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First published on: 10-05-2011 at 12:37:20 am

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