Pakistan said Wednesday it will capture Osama bin Laden if it finds him in the country, despite a recent peace deal with Islamic militants in a remote border region.
"Pakistan is committed to its policy on war on terror, and Osama caught anywhere in Pakistan would be brought to justice," the country's top army spokesman told The Associated Press.
Pakistan's government and militants - believed to support al-Qaida and the Taliban - on Tuesday signed a peace deal aimed at ending years of violence in the rugged North Waziristan tribal area.
Some observers have expressed concerns that the pact could provide a haven for militant leaders like bin Laden.
"The military was not in a position to defeat the tribes," said Pakistani political analyst Rusul Basksh Rais.