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Osama bin Laden. — File photo

KARACHI: The Abbottabad Commission has completed its report on the covert US military operation that led to the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011, DawnNews reported.

The commission is expected to submit the 700-page report to the government during this month.

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has been heading the probe into the circumstances under which Osama was killed. Other members of the commission include: Lt-Gen (retd) Nadeem Ahmed, former inspector general of police Abbas Khan and former ambassador Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, with Cabinet Division Secretary Nargis Sethi as its secretary. The ministry of interior was mandated to provide secretarial support to the commission.

The report includes written statements and statements under oaths from high-ranking civil and military officials as well as statements from the members of Osama's family.

The statements reportedly affirm that the Al Qaeda chief was present in the compound at the time of the operation.

Moreover, the commission also states some 200 recommendations for the government.

The commission has kept parts of the report as classified and it would be left up to the government's discretion as to whether or not those sections may be made public.

Two members of the commission have signed the report but Abbas Khan, who is currently abroad for medical treatment, has yet to sign it.

Furthermore, an important meeting of the commission is expected next week.

The terms of reference of the commission constituted in June 2011 were: (a) to ascertain full facts regarding the presence of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan; (b) investigate circumstances and facts regarding the US operation in Abbottabad on 2nd May, 2011; (c) determine the nature, background and causes of lapses of authorities concerned, if any; and (d) make consequential recommendations

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Comments (6) (Closed)

Dec 08, 2012 01:56pm
What's the point of this report if it can't be made public. People have the right to know everything about this incident that brought ultimate shame and disgrace to already wretched country.
Honest babe
Dec 08, 2012 04:53pm
After 19 months they concluded that Osama was present in the compound! Bravo! What a waste of time and money!
Dec 08, 2012 10:37am
How many times have we read similar articles --- yet the infamous report still remains unpublished.
Ahmed Raza
Dec 08, 2012 09:35am
Why the nation is being fooled of this commissions and reports. The case is cler and obvious, Intelligence and agencies' failure rather involvement, green bucks from several quarters. and now the national exchecqure burdended with Commission's compesation.......oh what a country?
Dec 08, 2012 08:00am
I am glad after a year and a half we have discovered he really was here and now..... Osama has left the building
syed baqar ahsan
Dec 08, 2012 07:53am
who constructed the house,who approved the map,all security in charge of various institutions of that time and who brought his family here have been made part of this enquiry.