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Pakistan threatens sanctions


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Pakistan threatens sanctions

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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan’s parliament threatened today to cut off access to a facility used by NATO forces to ferry troops into Afghanistan, signaling a growing rift that began when U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden during a raid on a Pakistani compound.
A resolution adopted during a joint session of parliament condemned the U.S. action. It also called for a review of its working agreement with the U.S., demanded an independent investigation and ordered the immediate end of drone attacks along its border region.
Failure to end unilateral U.S. raids and drone attacks will force Pakistan to “to consider taking necessary steps, including withdrawal of (the) transit facility” used by the NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, according to the resolution.
U.S. lawmakers have questioned how the world’s most wanted terrorist managed to live in plain sight for years in Pakistan — near the country’s elite military academy — without being detected.

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intelligence officials have said there is no evidence that any active members of Pakistan’s military or intelligence establishment knew about or actively protected the al Qaeda leader.
Publicly, leaders in both countries have downplayed a rift.

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