Bin Laden widows face deportation from Pakistan
Pakistan is preparing to deport the widows and children of Osama Bin Laden.
A court sentenced the three women and Bin Laden's two eldest daughters to 45 days in prison for living there illegally, and to be deported.
Their detention ended on Tuesday night and media crews spent Wednesday camped outside their residence hoping to film their departure.
Pakistan's deputy interior minister said they want to proceed "as early as possible" but documents are not ready.
Imtiaz Safdar Warraich told AFP news agency: "The required documents are being prepared and it is being done swiftly. It is not just an issue of deportation, but also there is an issue of acceptance".
The agency reported that a senior Pakistani official said they are waiting for approval from the Saudi and Yemeni governments, who need to agree to accept the widows and their children before the deportation can proceed.
The women have been in Pakistani custody since US special forces killed the al-Qaeda chief last May.
The widows - two Saudi Arabians and a Yemeni - were held at a house in the capital, Islamabad, which was designated as a "sub-jail", with all of their children.
It is not clear if they are still at the residence - some security guards at the scene said the family was moved two days ago.
At the time of their court case their lawyer Atif Ali Khan told the BBC's Newshour programme that the women were very happy with the verdicts and were looking forward to being reunited with their families soon.On the run
Bin Ladens 'on the run'
- Abbottabad house for Bin Ladens built in 2005
- Family reportedly on the run in various Pakistani cities for years beforehand
- Bin Laden fathered four children in this period, his youngest wife says
- Abbottabad mansion was known locally as "Waziristan Haveli" or "mansion"
- He lived on the top floor and was never seen by locals
Despite having a $25m (£15m) bounty on his head for his role in organising the 9/11 attacks on the US, Osama Bin Laden lived in a secure compound in the north-western city of Abbottabad with his wives and children for nearly five years.
Amal Abdulfattah from Yemen was Bin Laden's youngest wife and she claims that he fathered four children with her while they were on the run.
She said two of her children were delivered in state hospitals, but she stayed there just "two or three hours".
Her account, which comes from a report compiled by Pakistan's internal inquiry into the Bin Laden incident, says she flew to Pakistan in 2000 and travelled to Afghanistan where she married Bin Laden before the 11 September 2001 attacks.
The family was subsequently "scattered", she told investigators, and she travelled to Karachi in Pakistan, later meeting up with Bin Laden in Peshawar and then moving to the Swat Valley, where they lived in two houses. They moved once again before settling in Abbottabad in 2005.
Bin Laden's two older wives have been named in local media as Khairiah Sabar and Siham Sharif, both from Saudi Arabia.
It is unclear how many children the women have between them, but most estimates say there are about 10 children. Only those above 12 were charged, AFP reports.
Osama Bin Laden was killed on 2 May 2011 after US Navy Seal commandos stormed his substantial compound in Abbottabad. Several other men in the house were also killed, and Bin Laden's youngest wife was injured.