Despite the payments, Osama was given away to the Americans. But who was getting the payments, if any, and who did give him away will remain unknown until the Pakistani government make amends to what is due to the world in general.
Osama Bin LadenΓÇÖs house, described by the US government as a $1 million mansion, has been priced by property experts in Pakistan at no more $250,000, The Guardian reports.
Nevertheless, he had to pay for the home, for the daily expenses for 7 years and payment to the officials who may have known he was there but were silent thanks for the payment
they would have received.
On the issue of Bin Laden staying without being detected for years in a house that looked more like a mini fortress than a home for usual people, the Indian Premier Manmohan Singh
urged the Pakistani government to investigate how Osama evaded all curiosity and how he stayed in the country undetected.
"The picture that emerged after the incident (OsamaΓÇÖs killing) had created confusion over whether there was active connivance by some forces in Pakistan or it was sheer coincidence
that he managed to stay there undetected for so long 'unbelievingly' close to a high-profile Army establishment," he said.
In another related issue to the role played by the Pakistan military and the secret services in Osama's stay in the country. the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General
Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha has said that he was stopped from stepping down from the position by Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. Kayani is suspected to have been in connivance with the U.S. in the Osama raid while his ISI buddy Pasha was in the knowledge of an operation underway to capture Osama, but they both claim they did not know who the target was.