Although the Americans have been gloatingly bandying about the death of Osama bin Laden since their 'successful operation at Abbottabad on Monday, doubts have continued to persist about the man whom they had identified as Al-Qaedas chief before taking his life. In fact, the burial of the body at sea tends to reinforce the suspicion of a questionable identity of the murdered person; if proper Islamic rites were performed for the disposal of the body, as the US claims, there was no question of a sea burial. Besides, the palatial residence, with all the appurtenances that would attract attention at first sight and located in a military cantonment, was hardly the place the most wanted man could have chosen to hide. Was the whole drama an attempt at hoodwinking the world to lift the sinking morale of the US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, letting them have an air of victory before their withdrawal begins, and boost the popular rating of President Obama awaiting polls next year? However, those who are used to blindly taking the US version of events as gospel truth, blithely glossing over its established practice of disinformation and deception to protect its interests, or to get out of a tricky situation, are wild with excitement. The people of Pakistan are as yet in a state of shock at the murder of bin Laden and surprised at knowing that he was hiding at Abbottabad without anyone knowing about it. On the other hand, JUI-F took out a rally in protest at Quetta and calling Osama 'Supreme Mujahid, and Jamat-ul Dawa saying that his martyrdom would not go in vain and offering funeral prayers. No other religious party has said anything about the murder, only criticising the US for violating Pakistans sovereignty. Strangely, political parties have not uttered a word of criticism for Osamas murder, merely raising other questions like countrys sovereignty. Government agencies gave out different versions: Foreign Office vaguely saying that we have had extremely effective intelligence cooperation with the US, while ISI claiming to have joined hands in the operation. The greatest exponent of US policies, Obama himself, opined that the world was safe now, raising eyesbrows at the wisdom of the statement. After all, what role a man cut off from the world for a long time, having no telephone or electronic gadget to use for fear of detection by heavy surveillance, could have played in the current wave of terrorism. Al-Qaedas activities were no longer in his hands; hence, his removal, if it was bin Laden indeed, would not reduce militant activity. As for Pakistan, it would face heightened pressure not only from Al-Qaeda and Taliban (both have threatened it with vengeful attacks), but also the US. Despite Islamabads cooperation in the operation as confirmed by the ISI chief, the presence of 'Osama at our midst provides an ideal ground for Pakistan-bashers to justify their claim that there are terrorist sanctuaries in the country. The US might accuse Pakistan of failing in intelligence and cooperation. Thus, one should expect louder howling from US officials to do more and intensified drone attacks and, at the same time, trouble from the TTP, Al-Qaeda and militants groups allied to them. Certainly, we have difficult times ahead The world not have peace either unless the root causes of terrorism are eliminated.