In an interview with an Afghan news channel, Qureshi was asked if Osama is a ‘martyr’, to which, he said, “I will let that pass.”
Before that, the journalist had recalled how the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had recalled Osama bin Laden as a ‘martyr’ in the country’s parliament.
To this, Qureshi tried to make a case of misquoting saying, “He was quoted out of context. And, a particular section of the media paired it up.”
Pakistani Govt is still unsure of Osama bin Laden’s status.
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) June 20, 2021
The comments come even as Financial Action Task Force (FATF) this week had decided on Pakistan’s continued listing on the Grey List for not acting on the issue of financing of terrorism.