Saudis refuse to repatriate Osama’s widows


After the Saudi authorities refused to repatriate both the widows of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader’s family is likely to be sent to Yemen as both women with Saudi origin have decided to seek political asylum in Yemen, Pakistan Today learnt on Thursday. An official source said Pakistani authorities had contacted the Saudi embassy for the repatriation of both the widows of Osama, Umm-e-Hamza and Umm-e-Khalid, but they declined to accept them.
He said later the officials contacted Yemen’s authorities and now both the women would formally apply for political asylum to Yemen. The source said since no one had contacted the authorities for the body of bin Laden’s son, Khalid bin Laden, they had decided to bury him in Pakistan on a temporary basis.