London, Feb 2 2011: Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had ordered Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to have al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden killed, a diplomatic cable unveiled by the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has revealed. Apparently convinced that bin Laden was alive and hiding in Pakistan, the then British Prime Minister told Zardari to "take Osama bin Laden out" during a private telephonic conversation in December 2009, The Telegraph reported, adding that Pakistani officials were reportedly "unhappy" with Brown's aggressive language. The incident is among a number of references to the alleged sightings of the world's most wanted man detailed in the leaked cables obtained by WikiLeaks, showing that the manhunt for bin Laden is still focused on Pakistan, despite one apparent tip-off that the al-Qaeda leader was in Europe. However, Pakistan has repeatedly denied any knowledge of bin Laden's whereabouts during private meetings with Americans.http://www.oneindia.com/2011/02/02/gordonbrown-ordered-zardari-to-take-osama-bin-ladenout-aid0121.html
However, the Tajikistan Government claimed that "many" people in Pakistan knew where Bin Laden was hiding. During a meeting with the US Ambassador in December 2009, senior Tajik counterterrorism official General Abdullo Sadulloevich Nazarov said: "In Pakistan Osama Bin Laden wasn't an invisible man. Many knew his whereabouts in North Waziristan." But sympathisers in the security forces tipped off the terrorists whenever a raid on the al-Qaeda leader was about to begin, he added.