WASHINGTON- Pakistani Embassy in Washington has dismissed allegations in a story appearing in The New York Times that linked former Pakistani officials to presence of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden (OBL)  in Abbottabad.

Responding to the New York Times story, a spokesperson of the embassy pointed out that senior US officials have on a number of occasions stated on record that they had seen no intelligence linking the Government of Pakistan and any of its agencies to OBL's presence in Abbottabad. To still believe otherwise and to resurrect the issue through unnamed sources and unconfirmed reports does not deserve attention, the Spokesperson added.