Prayers offered for Bin Laden in Pakistani parliament

Pakistan’s main right-wing party, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl, a Deobandi organization that had so far desisted from joining public rallies and protests against the elimination of Osama bin Laden by US Navy Seals, broke its silence on Tuesday in the National Assembly and condoled the death of the al- Qaida chief.

Maulvi Asmatullah of the JUI-F, which is led by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, stood from his seat and offered prayers for bin Laden.

He was joined by other legislators from his party as well as from the opposition benches.