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Findings of Abbottabad Commission: How US reached Osama

Updated Jul 10, 2013 07:06am


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Osama Bin Laden.—File Photo
Osama Bin Laden.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Abbottabad Commission Report, which is yet to be made public, contains a treasure trove of information on the hunt for the world’s most wanted man – Osama Bin Laden.

Its findings reveal that the arrest of Khalid Bin Attash (an Al Qaeda member who was involved in the pre-9/11 attacks such as on USS Cole and the embassies in Africa) in ‘2002’ from Karachi led to the first major breakthrough – he is the one who identified Abu Ahmed Ali Kuwaiti (the Kuwaiti born Pakistani who was OBL’s right hand man and courier and the man who led the Americans to Bin Laden.

After this information came to light, the Kuwaiti intelligence service was contacted but it could not provide any details about the man.

During the search for this man, CIA provided four phone numbers between “2009 to Nov 2010” to Pakistan but without any details as to who they were searching for, a source privy to the report’s details has told Dawn.

Dawn has learnt that these numbers “most of the time remained off” but while the ISI kept the CIA in the loop it did so “without knowing the context and to whom these numbers belonged”.

Now in retrospect, the commission report confirms Attash’s disclosure – Kuwaiti was OBL’s right hand man.

According to what the commission has discovered, he was with OBL’s family in Karachi when it moved to the port city in Oct/Nov 2001.

In 2002, when the family (including OBL’s wives) moved to Peshawar, Kuwaiti was with them and this is where OBL joined them – in mid-2002.

From here they moved to Swat where OBL was visited by Khalid Sheikh Mohammad.

A month later, KSM was arrested in Rawalpindi, prompting the scared OBL family to move to Haripur.

Kuwaiti and his brother Ibrar (who had joined the fugitives in Swat) were with OBL and they all stayed in Haripur till 2005.

And it is here that the move to Abbottabad was planned and executed by Kuwaiti. He is the one who purchased a plot in Abbottabad by using a fake identity card and also supervised the construction of the house, which says a source was custom built.

It contained three complexes. “One open compound, an annexe where Kuwaiti and his family lived and the main three storey house,” said the source, adding that the two top storeys were used by OBL and his family.

The youngest wife stayed on the second floor while the older wives – Sharifa and Khaira – stayed on the lower floor.

Ibrar and his wife lived on the ground floor.

The source explained that the house was built so that the children of Ibrar could not see OBL.

The commission has been told that OBL never had a phone line, an internet or cable connection either in Swat, Haripur or Abbottabad though a dish was used to watch Al Jazeera in more than one city that the families stayed in.

Dawn has learnt that the commission has pointed out the violations committed by the residents of the Abbottabad House which remained unchecked by the authorities at the local level.

For instance, it has noted that a manual ID card was used to purchase land even though a computerised CNIC had been made mandatory in 2004 by Nadra – “the manual NIC was accepted by the Revenue Department, Cantonment Board and others,” said the source, adding that the identities and the addresses were never verified.

He also said that the third floor was built in violation of the building plan and once again no authority intervened.

In addition, the commission has noted that “the fort type construction remained unnoticed by cantonment board, police, intelligence agencies and the locals. The occupants also remained unchecked for non-payment of property tax since 2005”.

When the compound in Abbottabad was stormed by the Navy Seals in the middle of the night, OBL’s first reaction was to tell his family to stay calm and recite the kalima.

When the Seals reached Laden’s room, he is said to have a weapon in his hand and was searching for a grenade on a shelf — he was shot as he turned around, the source has told Dawn. It was at this point that Amal and OBL’s daughter Summaya rushed at the men to stop them, leading to Amal’s bullet injury. Summaya and Kuwaiti’s wife were asked to identify OBL after which the rest of the inhabitants of the house were told by the Seals that Laden had been killed.

Last but not least, Dawn has learnt that the commission has given recommendations to the government that are aimed at averting another May 2 like operation.

It was not possible to find out whether or not the report has investigated and/or made any recommendations to prevent fugitives such as OBL from hiding in Pakistan. Neither is it clear whether or not the commission has held anyone responsible for the presence of OBL in the country or the May raid by the Americans.

The recommendations that Dawn has learnt about are focused on checking American activity in the country and averting operations by outside forces by suggesting that the role of the post of chairman joint chiefs of staff committee be enhanced for more effective coordination between the armed forces. It has also recommended strengthening the National Security Council so that it can take immediate steps as the commission has noted that certain high government functionary could not be contacted during operation.

The commission has also recommended a probe over the issuance of visas to a large number of US contractors who established a spy network within Pakistan.


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Ahmed Jul 08, 2013 06:57am

All these "findings" are already publicly available, given that the US has not seen any reason to make the Hunt for Ben Laden a secret. What is missing of course is not how the US found Ben Laden, but who was hiding this international terrorist in Pakistan. This aspect the commission does not even touch. 50,000 Pakistanis killed by terrorists have paid the price for this moral depravity of the Pakistani elite, and more are killed every day.

Saeed Jul 08, 2013 07:21am

As long we are Muslim first And Pakistani second, we bring shame to Pakistan, like our head is down for protecting terrorist. I know my comments will not publish for same reason.

Yawar Jul 08, 2013 08:05am

Why is the Commission's report not being made public? Is it to protect the identity of certain local individuals or groups who may have helped hide OBL and his family?

Zak Jul 08, 2013 08:16am

.......and no one lost his job?

Khan Jul 08, 2013 09:20am

Lagay Raho Munna Bhai...

G.A. Jul 08, 2013 09:19am

Pakistani government and security agencies are at fault for bringing Pakistan towards such violations by foreign Jihadis and Western spy networks. Is it the burglars fault if the occupants of the housr leave the door open all the time?

joe smith Jul 08, 2013 09:35am

So let us understand that Bin Laden build a massive house with very high walls a few 100 yards from the top Pakistan military academy and Pakistan didn't know about it? Really?

Ihtesham kayani Jul 08, 2013 10:26am

The main question is still unanswered, "was he there at all?" Even US intellectuals like Webster Tarpley & Alex Jones are now asking questions.

MB Jul 08, 2013 11:06am

The problem of the commission is quite obvious. It is not why and how OBL enter Pak and moved and lived, the problem is regretting how and why he got caught. and the remedies for the future. wow Pak.

Faisal Jul 08, 2013 11:12am

The report does not explain anything about Dr. Shakeel Afridi who was the main person who helped CIA to identify the OBL compound.

insomniac Jul 08, 2013 12:00pm

hmm, pakistani authorities or intelligence agencies knew about his whereabouts or they had no clues whatsoever, either way, pakistan looks a sorry face..It was a worthwhile chance to show the world that it is serious about taking down the terrorists and their infrastructure, but that will never happen i guess... still praying for the best.

Rajiv Kaushal Jul 08, 2013 12:08pm

Looks like commission members just watched Zero Dark Thirty.... :)

Ajay Jul 08, 2013 12:14pm

How could u loose the hen laying golden eggs for you , security establishment should be made to pay for this negligence.

Shaheen Jul 08, 2013 12:33pm

There are far too many gaps in the story and many unanswered questions. Benazir is no more amongst us but in her interview with David Frost on 2nd November 2007 she categorically states that OBL was killed by the same man who subsequently murdered Daniel Pearl and that person Omar Saeed was arrested in February 2002!!! It means that OBL was murdered during the last 3 months in 2001. Omar Saeed character is supposedly in some Pakistani Jail. Why has the US not extradited him for Daniel Pearl's murder? Did Daniel Pearl stumble on the information of OBL's death in 2001??? Was that why Daniel Pearl had to be silenced? OBL will remain a mystery... Only US knows the truth and they declared OBL dead when it suited them and when they and their Allies could not sustain the needless stupid war any longer. Abbottabad Commission should not waste the scarce resources of Pakistan in trying to back the false US claims.

Ali S Jul 08, 2013 12:36pm

"Dawn has learnt that the commission has given recommendations to the government that are aimed at averting another May 2 like operation."

So, the Pakistani authorities (who are supposed to be US allies and accepted billions in aid because of it) were caught red-handed in this, and still not an ounce of shame to show for it. And then Pakistanis wonder why are they ashamed to have a green passport when they go abroad.

Eagle Jul 08, 2013 12:50pm

Well Crafted story. Once a media business mogul told " Tell lies again and again, and one day people will think of it as truth".

Raj Jul 08, 2013 12:51pm

It is very clear the Pakistan Army and Police knew something was fishy and were aware of OBL's planned hideout as early as 2005.

Pakistan had always shown loyalty and given protection to OBL. Absolutely no question or doubt about it.

Gerry D'Cunha Jul 08, 2013 12:58pm

pakistan intelligence services were equally involved in hidding the secret whereabout of OBL and thus hiding the secret from the americans - that's the reason the americans had no trust on the intelligence sharing agency and had to use their own intelligence to close the chapter

dubaa Jul 08, 2013 01:18pm

What about the role of Musharraf and the army in safe guarding for all those years..?

That is the missing point in this dust bin worthy report.

umar siddiqui Jul 08, 2013 01:17pm

If for a moment we consider USAMA bin Ladin a worst man on earth, who has given the right to USA that they kill the person and throw it in the sea, (I am surprized non of the country in the world condemed that act of terrorism when USA violated the soverieghnty of PAKISTAN and where are the HUMAN RIGHTS organizations ???? HUH.........

Shaji Jul 08, 2013 01:27pm

Main thing is to find our who brought OBL to Abbotabad? They should be arrested and revealed,

Shaji Jul 08, 2013 01:31pm

@insomniac: just because you dont know, does not mean nothing is happening, a lot is going on and you dont need to know everything.

Aimal Khan Jul 08, 2013 01:37pm

We had the impression that this commission was set up to investigate how americans were able to invade this country and kill OBL. But all the commission has turned up with is how OBL was moving from place to place in Pakistan and watching Aljazeera. It is now obvious that the country has capitulated totally and has lost all dignity as a nation. No wonder they will continue with their attacks with the connivance of our own agencies.

Zeel Jul 08, 2013 02:05pm

"The commission has noted that

SanCha Jul 08, 2013 02:40pm

Pakistan is reluctant to fight against terrorism. The story of Abbotabad justified it. Why they are embraced to terror and turning good youth into terrorists ?. US, silently, did the job of nabbing World No.1 terrorist. It is shame on Pakistan that they talk of 'violation of sovereignity' to cover up their misdeeds.

Bilal Jul 08, 2013 02:45pm

There should have been two parts of this report; 1. Why and how Americans were able to penetrate defenses, reach deep inside our territory and carry out such a big operation while our forces did nothing. 2. Secondly and more importantly, why and how was OBL hiding in Pakistan? Was he supported by our Government? If yes, which elements exactly? And how can we root out these elements from within.

Either our defense forces were unaware of the attack (extreme incompetence) OR they have been lying to the nation the whole time (serious moral/ethical and policy issues). Army is not coming out looking good in either scenario unless they come clean about it.

The people of Pakistan at least deserve the truth if not revenge! 40,000 of us have been ruthlessly killed! and we don't even know whose side are our defense forces working on?

george Jul 08, 2013 02:53pm

The commission has also recommended a probe over the issuance of visas to a large number of US contractors who established a spy network within Pakistan..............

The article blames the Americans for finding Osama ,but denies the role of Pakistan in sheltering the man.

Now Pakistan is begging the Americans for IMF money. What would the learned commission recommend for their government?

Ali Jul 08, 2013 03:05pm

I have 3 questions: 1) what happened to the bullets casings? 2) why no DNA test was done to verify? 3) and why the crashed helicopter was returned? What u said above was already known to the public.

Malik Arif Jul 08, 2013 03:17pm

My friends we are living in a committee of nations and what IMF is offering is packages for entire worlds poor countries to supprt them, it was not US money rather it is committee of nations money and we being socialized nation can utilize this money in the best interest of our country. in past money has been taken but embazzled by our leaders but this time we can guarantee that you will find difference and with the help of this money our economy will be revived. Be optimist and be critic of corrupt practices but where governement is doing something good at least give some space to them.... we are here not going anywhere, if they perfom like PPP did or PTI is doing in NWFP then we can blame them. I can assure you only Nawaz Sharif can make your country prosper..... THIS MY CHALLENGE AND BELIEF.

Shakir Jul 08, 2013 03:17pm

Hussain Haqqani must be brought back and tried over treason charges.

Saleem Jul 08, 2013 03:18pm

@george: IMF is one tool of America to demolish the political stability in that country.......... I ask you a question ......who destroyed Iraq, egypt, lybia and now Pakistan..........its your tied in Afghanistan, trying to respectfully escape from. Try to be realistic

Saleem Jul 08, 2013 03:16pm

@george: IMF is one tool of America to demolish the political stability in that country.......... I ask you a question ......who destroyed Iraq, egypt, lybia and now Pakistan..........its your tied in Afghanistan, trying to respectfully escape from. Try to be realistic

Freed Jul 08, 2013 03:24pm

If you run a banana republic, why be offended when you are treated as such.

Babbarsher Khan Jul 08, 2013 03:54pm

@Shaheen: Tussi great ho! Wish to read more of your nuggets . State of denial and conspiracy theories never felt so entertaining! Keep writing bro!

syed baqar ahsan Jul 08, 2013 04:23pm

@Shaji: those who were involved from within are retired and offering lots of prayer,crying and begging for excuse from God for their unlawful services provided for lot of cash and perks by very senior officers.Juniors or very junior officers were tools.

Javaad Ali Jul 08, 2013 04:43pm

The Commission's concerns/recommendations appear to be focussed on American presence/activities and their prevention. I think they should have focussed on the MAIN thing. People like Mr. Usama Bin Laden SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STAY IN PAKISTAN AND NEITHER SHOULD OTHER ARABS, CHECHENS, UZBEKS WHO HAVE ANY MILITARY OR VIOLENT OUTLOOKS/INTENTIONS

dr vimal raina Jul 08, 2013 04:57pm

@Saleem:Let me answer your innocent question. Saddam destroyed Iraq. Nasser and Hosni Mubarak destroyed Egypt. Gaddafi destroyed Libya. Pakistan has been destroyed by all its leaders and her army. America is fight war away from its shores. The way by America's sacrifices has shifted to the shores of Pakistan, China, India and Afghanistan herself. The singe will be felt by us after America leaves. No country or a people worth its salt, that is strong inside allows anyone to come in and manipulate. Do not blame America. Blame lies right here. Pakistan is ground zero. Las Vegas isnt.

Bilal Jul 08, 2013 05:11pm

Is this report a review of Zero Dark Thirty?

Yawar Jul 08, 2013 05:47pm

According to the article it seems that the commission had a narrow agenda of making recommendations for averting another May 2 like operation and not about preventing fugitives such as OBL from hiding in Pakistan. If we are not serious about the latter issue then are we justified in asking the Almighty to eradicate terrorism from Pakistan?

Ali Ahmad Jul 08, 2013 05:44pm

The questions that remain unanswered are how did Osama reach Pakistan? did he hail a cab there? who was responsible for harbouring him? were the milary and the government aware? Who owned the house? Who leased it to him? No bod, no Pakstani Commmission will ever explore or anser these questions? We will continue to live with the shame that Osama was found and killed in Pakistan.

Abdullah N. Jul 08, 2013 05:52pm

What purpose this commission report serve when there is no accountability ?

insomniac Jul 08, 2013 05:52pm

@Shaji: well why shoudn't i know. or for that matter 'we'... Whatever is happening in pakistan is affecting the whole world some way or the other. Don't we have a stake to know whats going on in pakistan for the same reason... don't want to sound rude, but pakistan has become the epicentre of terrorism and we ought to know were the world is heading in that region.. stop telling everyone that you are victims of terrorism yourself , it looks so farce.

Anoop Jul 08, 2013 05:59pm

Lets say Zawahiri is found inside Pakistan, would the Americans do a similar operation? No!

They have already got a very good excuse when the got OBL. They will use that excuse to send drones deep inside Pakistan.

US has a variety of stealth aircraft which can penetrate deep inside Pakistan. Pakistan being so thin also greatly helps.

If I were a US military man, I'd not send my troops in to a country like Pakistan, especially when they know what US did last time.

Remember, Obama had 3 options: Drones, Missiles and Chopper raid. He picked the last one so that there'll be proof of OBL being found in Pakistan. The other 2 options are very much on the table.

And, thank God. Now, US lives won't be risked for killing a Terrorist.

Chetan Jul 08, 2013 06:11pm . Some imagination

Chetan Jul 08, 2013 06:09pm

@Ali: cool thought

Chetan Jul 08, 2013 06:10pm

@dr vimal raina:

good one

Syed rizvi Jul 08, 2013 07:23pm

@dr vimal raina: A great analysis,agree

Syed rizvi Jul 08, 2013 07:28pm

@Javaad Ali: Saleem, you are right but if you take huge aid from Arabs they will ask like this always. Besides, this military establishment should be put under some strict control.they should not be slowed to take policy decision on national security alone. Today all pakistanproblem emanates from them only.

Greek Tragedy Jul 08, 2013 07:38pm

@Javaad Ali: Foreigners? Ok, what about MQM muhajirs? Foreigners also?

Gopal Ramdev Jul 08, 2013 07:43pm

wah bhei wah! bara maza aya ye sab dekh k!

Chandra Jul 08, 2013 09:11pm

How about an commission to find out " How Osama reached Abbotabad" rather than " How US reached Osama"?

rana1 Jul 08, 2013 09:27pm

@Gerry D'Cunha: the chapter is still not closed, Al qaeda according to USA and company still thrives and to them its now using pressure cookers as weapons of mass destruction.....what a farce

rana1 Jul 08, 2013 09:41pm

@Ihtesham kayani: USA too did what pakistan did and that is hide the identity of the man they captured. No one saw who he really was.Its ONLY what we are being told without seeing the man Osama.Was there even a picture of him leave alone a video footage? are we sure the man was Osama? How in this modern world that the USA could not provide a photo of Osama?even a teeny weeny one or an obscure one?all we were TOLD that they found him in abbotabad,but no real proof in this modern age.No photo no picture?why?long ago prophets used miracle to proof there is GOD and now in modern age we too need proof, not commissions or hearsay from USA army!

Awais Bajwa Advocate Jul 08, 2013 09:46pm

One very important thing is missing in this report, the officials,whether intelligence, military or government, who were responsible for the negligence. This report should have been more specific about those who were directly involved in all this build up episode. The task of the commission was to find out what happened, why and how did it happened, who gave the safe passage to the 'most wanted man' and what should be done to prevent such events to happen again in future. Unfortunately the aforementioned report missed the task in which it had to find out the culprits/local traitors.

Tabby Jul 08, 2013 09:58pm

What?osama dead ! No proof....

darr Jul 08, 2013 10:04pm

What recommendations will do in the presence of corruption, absence of integrity , faith and discipline.

joe Jul 08, 2013 10:34pm

I believe that Aljazee has been blocked in Pakistan TODAY....Is it true..????? true story about this is published there..

I am with khan Jul 08, 2013 10:44pm

"Last but not least, Dawn has learnt that the commission has given recommendations to the government that are aimed at averting another May 2 like operation..."

If the pakistanis don't want any repeat of May 2 like operation, here is my recommendation for pak army, don't hide a internationally known terrorist under your bed!

Afrooz Jul 08, 2013 10:47pm

Is there going to be a commision to investigate how Osama reached Abottabad in the first place?

Imtiaz Khan Jul 08, 2013 10:49pm

@Ahmed: In case OBL was nabbed and killed in A.abad house, why his picture and movies not displayed as done in Saddam's case or as happened in Libia? This makes the episode a drama. Abbottabad com. report nothing but appears 'dictated' one.

VK Jul 08, 2013 10:51pm

@umar siddiqui: The U.S was a victim here. Bin Laden admitted to 9/11. He also urged others to commit acts of murder against U.S civilians. That gives U.S the right to remove the threat by any means possible.

kausik Jul 09, 2013 12:02am

The commissions report did not reveal anything new except that he was living in Pakistan Illegally since 2001 and moving around obviously with big entourage.His living in Abbatobad is mysterious without the knowledge of isi as elite military complex is very close.I can understand the incompetence as growing up in India showed me how incompetent we can be in matters of security.OB L's free movements and changing locations is an utter embarrassment to Govt of Pakistan and failure of ISI to track the most wanted Terrorist by their ally USA and cooperating with them.

kausik Jul 08, 2013 11:57pm

The commissions report did not reveal anything new except that he was living in Pakistan Illegally since 2001 and moving around obviously with big entourage.His living in Abbatobad is mysterious without the knowledge of isi as elite military complex is very close.I can understand the incompetence as growing up in India showed me how incompetent we can be in matters of security.OB L's free movements and changing locations is an utter embarrassment to Govt of Pakistan and failure of ISI to track the most wanted Terrorist by their ally USA and cooperating with them.

Muhammad Awais Jul 09, 2013 12:28am

All drama was set by the Americans along with Pakistan just to show that Pakistan is actually the home of terrorism and their leader used to live there and to disturb the image of Pakistani's all over the world. These are all Imaginations media itself wasn't provided with any videos or some reasonable proof.

Tariq Jul 09, 2013 12:36am

While OBL was loose on the run, it ensured that the dollars kept flowing to the Pakistan armed forces from the US government. Therefore it would be logical to assume that the OBL's capture was against the interests' of Pakistan establishment.

Khurram Jadoon Jul 09, 2013 12:43am

@Rajiv Kaushal: Zero Dark Thirty is crap ...

Satyameva Jayate Jul 09, 2013 01:17am

Where are those who still believe that OBL did not die in that raid. No, no, don't say they don't know. They have theories, many theories.

BP Jul 09, 2013 02:09am

what's the significance of the report? all world know the truth and it would not led any new image for pakistan.

centralparktarzan Jul 09, 2013 02:12am

US Pak best!

Dr M Ahmad Jul 09, 2013 04:15am

@Yawar: We need to,redefine our relationship with 'the Almighty,God' and stopping putting onus on him for which e are responsible ourselves

alia Jul 09, 2013 06:05am

i think we Pakistanis are good at 'MATTI PAO'....all our commissions and their reports are toothless crap.

aditya Jul 09, 2013 06:04am

Can ALL of you ostriches tell the world why all the biggest terrorists in the world all end up living in rawalpindi, and very comfortably mind you,,in sight and smell of the center of military/ISI nerve center..i mean seriously how deluded are you people..the only cure for you ll is Droooooooneee

aditya Jul 09, 2013 06:11am

@Saleem: Bad Boy..Bad Boy..go take your meds now, its not good to babble like that Bad Boy Bad Boy

aditya Jul 09, 2013 06:08am

@george: keep ll have become very very good at it

Arshad Jul 09, 2013 06:23am

People believe in this peanut logic that OBL was there... and they buried him in the sea.. all of this is non sense

Shakir Jul 09, 2013 06:53am

Dig out the missing pieces of the OBL jigsaw and perhaps much more. Get H. Haqqani! I am sure only the nationalist pakistanis would want to find out where his true loyalties lay. Equally sure that others would consider him to be a hero. But we must not forget the Mir jaffars and his likes. Long live Pakistan!

FF Jul 09, 2013 07:53am

reports indicates Pakistan was able to hide OBL only 9 years from CIA.and after that truth had revealed

Quantum Jul 09, 2013 08:51am

@Rajiv Kaushal: Probably they were critiquing the movie review :)

Nasir Jul 09, 2013 08:59am

It was an embarressing episode in the history of Pakistan Army after 1971. Government need to punish those responsible for the security lapses in the country and also needs to identify those assisting OBL network in the country. Government also needs to ensure and wash out all CIA networks on ground in Pakistan.

Ajay Sharma Jul 09, 2013 09:21am

@umar siddiqui: Lets assume Osama is the Best person who ever walked on the earth. Even in that case if he declared war in america (as he did), Americans have every right to shoot him in the head. Civil laws don't apply in war. Rules of engagement in a war are different.

kashif Jul 09, 2013 09:57am

It is very unfortunate for the commission that they have to wrap up the useless report, mainly due to change of govt. Otherwise it was a good source of bread and butter for the commission....:(

ilyas Jul 09, 2013 09:53am

You have Buried your head in the sand like so many Pakistanis...... Read the report and accept it just like Hamood-ur-Rehman Report.

Deepak Jul 09, 2013 10:08am

There is no emphasising how Osama lived in Pakistan for so many years. During the regime of Mussharraf we heard him saying or shouting from loud speakers that Osama was not hiding in Pakistan. At least the report must clarify who sheltered Osama in Pakistan.

KKRoberts Jul 09, 2013 11:25am


OBL's widows ans children can answer all questions!!!.

Salman Jul 09, 2013 12:11pm

It was nothing except conspiracy to winning election in America by Omaba, our politician and National Security Officials are silent for this situation how can it possible to enter in Pakistan easily ???

Feroz Jul 09, 2013 12:26pm

I hope the ISI has been instructed to locate the whereabouts of Ayman Zawahri and apprehend him. Pakistan simply cannot allow another night visit by the Americans to take him out.

Facts Jul 09, 2013 12:24pm

@george: IMF is an institution run independent of the govt of the US, sour relations with the US govt have nothing to do with loans given out by the IMF. Secondly, questioning a less than transparent visa issuing procedure is not wrong, third the report critisized the armed forces and the govt. quite sufficiently so no one is denying the role of the govt. Please get your facts straight before you go off on a rant.


Commen Sense

Feroz Jul 09, 2013 12:25pm

@Ahmed: You should not be asking this question because whatever is done in Pakistan is in national interest. Those who investigate know the answer to the question therefore the issue will not be looked into, now or ever. Better you stay quiet unless you want a knock on the door.

NKL Jul 09, 2013 05:03pm

@Abdullah N.: To prove untruth as truth.

G.A. Jul 09, 2013 07:16pm

If this is the intelligence of our intelligence agencies....

C Roy Jul 09, 2013 07:25pm

Wow... I really would like to get some answers to the following questions...

a) How can a family of very obvious "Arab" origin, about 8 - 10 members live and travel to almost 6 or 8 different cities (Cowboy hat included) over a 10 year period without raising a single eyebrow?... and OBL had neither shaved his beard or had any plastic surgery done to hide himself, nor was living in an underground hole like Saddam?

b) And this too when the entire world was asking Pakistan to investigate his presence within the country?

c) You have a fortress like house in the middle of a town with obviously people living inside and none of the neighbors are curious?.. does not fit the profile of the "common man neighbors".... The house never needed any maintenance?... the local grocery store, the barber, the TV cable guys were never inquisitive????

d) He had children and grandchildren with him who were, I would assume less than 10 years old, which means they were either born in Pakistan or travelled to him ... The family MUST have needed medical assistance in these 10 years.. how was that organized? who treated them

Someone must know... the report I am afraid is incomplete without these asnwers

Syed Rizvi Jul 09, 2013 10:59pm

Most fake drama/story of 21st century.

pakistani Jul 09, 2013 11:05pm

obl is a myth....just like heer ranjha...

qaisar Jul 09, 2013 11:08pm

@Deepak: how was that confirm tht Osama founded in Pakistan ? that was just a drama , the truth is tht he was died through kidney's failure couple of years ago...

Rog Jul 10, 2013 02:14am

No country in the world can police their lands a 100%, Every country has crimes happening 24/7. That said, same is the situation in Pak. There is a heck of a lot going on and the numbers are so great that it has not been possible to control it fully. You may not realize it but Pak military is at war since many years within Pak against the terrorists. They cannot fully leave their other duties and engage 100% in this war. These terrorists are also resilient, just like USA could not defeat or control them in Afghanistan, nor could the Russians, nor can the Pak Army, that easily and on shoe string budgets. So gentleman, the problem is much bigger than the controllers and it will continue to fester, albeit, the war against them will contain them to some extent, or by now they would have taken over a lot of territory. Similarly, OBL, sneaked in across the porous border like many others do on a daily basis (just like the Mexicans in the south of USA border) and knowing policing standards was able to hop from city to city under camouflage and smart assistants ready to bribe any one who stopped to check them, like when they were caught over speeding in Swat. Its easy anywhere, and Pak is a country of 180 million in a crowded country the size of Texas! Now, the billion dollar question, "if anybody new", heck NO stoopid, they would have sold out a long time ago!

Adil Jul 10, 2013 05:05am

@Facts : IMF is independent of the US government??? Which planet do you live on?

bangash Jul 10, 2013 06:13am

@umar siddiqui: US was taking revenge for 9/11.

zahir shah Jul 10, 2013 07:32am

pakistan should disown all the terrorists organizations and bring to justice the foreigners who are living either in the tribal area or else where in the country illegally ang with out any legal documents.Due to this menace the whole of Pukhtoon Khwa in particular and the country at large seem a deserted villge.No one can say nor their is any thing of a city in Peshawar.Those people who are overtly and covertly supporting such like activities and present their views point with the worlds like if and buts should stop thier tacit support to these militants and the state and non state actors.

Saad Jul 10, 2013 11:14am

Where did OBL's body gone??

Any one of you sure about his death??

at least i am not.

Singh Jul 10, 2013 11:38am

It is a pity, the Commision is worrying only about how US reached Osama, not how Osama reached Pakistan, and who provided him shelter there; with whose connivance was he hiding right under the nose of the Army and the ISI?

kamran Jul 10, 2013 11:54am

As per commission's report, the Pakistani Air Force radars were in peace mode and switched off for western borders but what about ground forces which are deployed all along western borders and inside FATA. Did anyone report the intrusion of US Chinooks and other alien gunship helicopters? If so what action the Army Command took to safe guard its territorial sovereignty?

Saad Jul 10, 2013 12:53pm

@Anoop: lol... biting the bushes :P

Saad Jul 10, 2013 12:54pm

@Ajay Sharma: So the Same is apply on US...

Gerry D'Cunha Jul 10, 2013 12:59pm

can any civilian dare speak against the army's corruption or incompetency?the army's high profile personnels think they own pakistan (since 65 years) and they can do anything they prefer. come across any high profile army personnel and you will come to know the truth.pakistan cannot survive with such attitude from the army.

Saad Jul 10, 2013 01:00pm

@dr vimal raina: Well Pakistan is suffering after USSR departure from Afghanistan, what american lost pre & post 9/11 nothing except the so called WTC.

Saad Jul 10, 2013 12:57pm

@george: Well wear glasses of impartiality then you would be able to see the real facts.

Saad Jul 10, 2013 01:00pm

@SanCha: lolss, really nice joke..... the country who is suffering more then any country & ur still saying reluctant bla bla ..

No wonder you r wearing anti-pak glasses so expected comment from you, it would be more appreciable if you leave your comments on impartiality. Thanks

p r sharma Jul 10, 2013 02:45pm

The report is planted in specific media. Try to understand the purpose.

gary Jul 10, 2013 03:04pm


No one in Pakistan has the guts to tell the truth though everyone knows it.

Denial is the national song of Pakistan.

gary Jul 10, 2013 03:03pm


another conspiracy theory, you advise others to be impartial, will you kindly set an example?

shaz Jul 10, 2013 03:18pm

@kamran: Our Army commander preferred to complete his sleep as usual.

gary Jul 10, 2013 03:16pm


''Pakistanis have been declared world leaders in the specialised industry of forgery by none other than the British high commissioner to Pakistan, Adam Thomson. This statement came when a visa scam was unearthed in Pakistan by the British tabloid The Sun.''

syed baqar ahsan Jul 10, 2013 03:53pm

one team of CIA using ISI placed him their and other team was sent by the some boss sitting back in CIA to please his new boss and gave political mileage when required by the Obama government.That is the whole story, rest all is drama and lies.Humiliation to Pakistan by a "friend".

syed baqar ahsan Jul 10, 2013 04:08pm

How USA reached Osama-is nothing but drama of CIA,

Yash Jul 10, 2013 05:52pm

@Shaji: You have already got him.Now you only need to prove that he was responsible . .

dr vimal raina Jul 10, 2013 07:43pm

@Saad: Sad

JP Singh Jul 10, 2013 08:55pm

In spite of the report there are a lot of questions that are yet to be answered. It wasn

JP Singh Jul 10, 2013 08:49pm

In spite of the report there are a lot of questions that are yet to be answered. It wasn

Swami Tota Ram Shankar Jul 11, 2013 12:17am

Abottabad did not have OBL, but OBL was code name for Pakistani Nukes.

The Highly enriched Uranium was stolen and "buried" in the ocean.

They killed the guards over there. They did not come for no reason. There had to be a very calculated decision behind this whole thing. That is what all the world's analysts have to figure out!!!!!!!

Babbarsher Khan Jul 11, 2013 12:45am

@syed baqar ahsan: Drama staged by CIA in the middle of Pakistani territory right under the Abbottabad Academy, quite impressive right? Get out of the denial mode bro, it helps to improve nation's collective intelligence.