Govt to get destination countries’ consent before deporting OBL family


The federal government has decided to get the consent of the home countries of the family members of slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden before deporting them from Pakistan. In this respect, Interior Minister Rehman Malik chaired a high-level meeting on Friday which was attended by the federal Interior secretary, the Islamabad chief commissioner and deputy commissioner, the Islamabad inspector general of police, and the directors general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC).
The senior officials briefed Malik on the deportation of the 13 family members of Osama Bin Laden. Malik directed the Islamabad chief commissioner to visit Osama’s family members with a female police officer, and ask them about their choice of the destination country. The minister also directed the Interior secretary to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for taking the consent of the respective countries to accept Osama’s family members. Malik said that the process of deportation of OBL family members should be completed under the existing rules and regulations.