Pakistan has described as ''disquieting'' CIA chief Leon Panetta's revelation that no intelligence about the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden was shared with Islamabad for fear that the operation would be jeopardised. "Most of these things that have happened in terms of global anti-terror, Pakistan has played a pivotal role... So it's a little disquieting when we have comments like this," Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said. Bashir told the BBC that Pakistan had a "pivotal role" in fighting terrorism. He said Panetta was entitled to his views but Pakistan had cooperated extensively with the US. In his first interview with Time magazine since leading the operation that resulted in the killing of bin Laden near the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad, Panetta said US officials feared Pakistan could have undermined the mission by leaking word to its targets. Bin Laden was shot dead during the raid by helicopter-borne US special forces early on Monday. Bashir said the compound in Abbottabad, where bin Laden was found, had been identified as suspicious some time ago by Pakistans Inter-Services Intelligence agency. It took the CIA's greater resources to determine that it was the al-Qaeda leader's hidout, he said. The principle of sovereignty should be observed, Mr Bashir added, and even though this time his government understood an exception had been made for a unilateral operation against such a high value target, the exception, the foreign minister said, could not become a rule. This was not the time to enter into recriminations, he told the BBC, and Pakistan did not need to prove its credentials in the war on terror. Pakistan's Foreign Office yesterday issued a statement that said the country's civil and military leadership had no prior information of the US raid, which it described as an "unauthorised unilateral action" that should not be repeated.