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Osama's whereabouts unknown: Pakistan PM

Bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda and Taliban figures are believed to be at large along the porous Pakistani-Afghan frontier.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 16:22 IST

Pakistan's Prime Minister said on Wednesday that Osama bin Laden's whereabouts are unknown.

Bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda and Taliban figures are believed to be at large along the porous Pakistani-Afghan frontier, but Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said such reports were speculative.

"There is speculation as to where he is, but certainly nobody has a clue," Aziz told reporters. "If they did, they would use all their resources to go after the individual and try and capture him."

Aziz was in Geneva as one of three chairmen of a group meeting to decide on reforming aspects of the United Nations. He said the panel would be ready to issue its conclusions within the next three months.

Aziz also rejected a report that he was a candidate to replace UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan when his second term ends at the end of the year.

A number of Asian leaders already have positioned themselves as candidates.