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Updated: May 7, 2011 18:51 IST

Former Pakistan Minister urges resignations over American raid

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Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. File photo: AP.
Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. File photo: AP.

Pakistan’s former foreign minister has called on the country’s president and prime minister to resign following the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the operation was a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty, and President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani should be held responsible.

Mr. Qureshi is one of the highest—profile figures yet to demand senior officials be held accountable for Monday’s raid in Abbottabad, an army town just two—and—a—half hours’ drive from the capital, Islamabad.

Mr. Qureshi, now a lawmaker for the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, spoke to Geo TV on Saturday.

Other Pakistanis have focused their anger on the country’s powerful army and intelligence chiefs.

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