Language experts hired to translate Bin Laden documents

By Zahir Shah


PESHAWAR- The Pakistani government has hired 12 language experts to translate some 187,000 documents seized from the Osama bin Laden compound after the May 2 raid in Abbottabad during which the al-Qaeda chief was killed, Dawn News reported.

Official sources told Dawn News the seized documents are in Pashto, Persian, French, Arabic and other languages and are now being translated into Urdu and English to learn more about the al-Qaeda network and its operations.

“The experts for Pashto and Persian language translation have been hired from Peshawar and have been asked to go to Islamabad to start working on the documents,” official sources told Dawn News January 5.

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  • What are those 12 languages?

    January 19, 2012 @ 10:01:13PM Maxine Blu