ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N expressing its non-confidence over the establishment of the Investigation Commission by the government to probe into Abbottabad Operation said that the party was not taken on board in this regard. Parliament had passed a resolution earlier this month demanding that an independent commission – as opposed to one led by the military – investigate the May 2 incursion in which Osama Bin Laden was killed.
Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar handed over a copy of letter written to Prime Minister, to the media, regarding the creation of the Investigation Commission over Abbottabad Operation. According to the letter Ch Nisar had recommended names of Justice(R) Shafi Rehman, Justice(R) Nasir Aslam Zahid, Justice(R) Fakhar-ud-Din G Ibrahim, Justice(R) Bhagwan Das, Majeed Nizami, Muhammad Achakzai and Asma Jahangir.
While the five member commission formed by the government consists of five-member panel commission led by Javed Iqbal, a Supreme Court justice. Its other members include Justice (Retd) Fakhar ud Din Ibrahim Jee, Lt Gen (Retd) Nadeem Ahmad, Ashraf Jahangir Qazi and Abbas Khan.
Ch Nisar had recommended to create the inquiry commission according to 1956 Act under which
> all the facts regarding Osama Bin Laden’s stay in Pakistan would be brought forward,
> failure of military and civil authorities in dealing with this matter,
> exposure of any agreement that led Americans to carry out unilateral operation in the remit of Pakistan
> holding responsible to the culprits involved in the operation.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali added that PML-N was not consulted or taken into confidence by the government in the creation of the inquiry commission that was necessary in the light of the resolution passed in the collective session of Parliament and we have severe reservations over the commission
The commission’s mandate includes establishing “the full facts” regarding bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan, as well as details about the U.S. incursion. The commission is also expected to figure out what security lapses were involved on the Pakistani side, and to ultimately make “consequential recommendations”.-Online