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Defence ministers most ineffective in Pakistan: Hina Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that the defence ministers of Pakistan are the most ineffective in the cabinet of the country.

Hina Rabbani Khar, speaking in an one on one interview on Al-Jazeera, said that defence minister of Pakistan is the most ineffective minister who knows nothing about the defence or the foreign policy of the country.

The former foreign minister, replying to a question regarding her reaction when she got the news that slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was killed in the raid at Abbottabad, stated that she was shocked after hearing about the raid.

“It was completely..I think shocked would be underselling it. I mean we went still. We didn’t know what happened and we went still. We didn’t know how to react also”, Khar said.

The host asked Khar citing the statement of then former defence minister Ahmad Mukhtar that former President Asif Zardari and Army Chief General Kayani knew Bin Laden was in Pakistan.

To which she replied: “No he (Ahmed Mukhtar) was not in the room. The fact is the defence minister was not in the room and I was in the room. That’s a fact & I can assure you, the defence minister – the former defence minister – doesn’t know the first thing he is talking about”.

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