Osama bin Laden funding for Nawaz Sharif to topple Pakistan's Bhutto government, accuses former diplomat

A former Pakistani diplomat has alleged that Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, supported former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and provided him with money. Abida Hussain, who was a member of Sharif’s cabinet, said in an interview to Geo TV, “Yes, he (Osama) had once supported Mian Nawaz Sharif. That is a complicated story. He (Osama) used to give financial assistance to Sharif. ”

The channel reported that Hussain said that bin Laden was popular at one time and everyone, including the US, liked him, but later all kept away from him. Hussain was hinting at the Soviet-Afghan war in the 1980s, in which Laden fought against Soviet forces in conjunction with terrorist groups known as Mujahideen.

Laden was killed by the US Army in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011. Last week, an MP from the Tehreek-e-Insaf Party alleged that Sharif had taken $ 10 million from Laden to topple the Benazir Bhutto government. Quoting the book written by Bhutto, Farrukh Habib had said that Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz should read this book.

On Thursday, Habib had said, “It is written on page number 201 that his father Nawaz Sharif laid the foundation of foreign money in the country and used $ 10 million from Osama bin Laden to bring a no-confidence motion to the Benazir Bhutto government.” ” He has been in London since November 2019, after Sharif received permission from the Lahore High Court to leave the country for treatment.

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