Pak judicial commission "interviews" Osama`s widows

Bin Laden`s widows, two Saudis and a Yemeni have been in custody of Pakistani security agencies.

Islamabad: The Pakistani judicial commission
investigating the killing of Osama bin Laden has interviewed
the al Qaeda leader`s widows and daughters for the first time,
the panel said on Wednesday.

The "exhaustive interview" of bin Laden`s three widows
and two daughters was conducted yesterday, said a brief
statement issued by the commission.

It did not give details.

The commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Javed
Iqbal was today briefed on the US raid against bin Laden by
Inter-Services Intelligence agency chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja
Pasha, TV news channels reported.

Bin Laden`s widows, two Saudis and a Yemeni, and around
10 of his children have been in custody of Pakistani security
agencies since US special forces killed the al Qaeda leader
during a covert raid in the garrison town of Abbottabad on May

The commission had earlier barred authorities from
sending bin Laden`s widows and children out of Pakistan.

The government has directed the commission to probe how
bin Laden`s presence in Pakistan went undetected for almost
five years, the circumstances and facts of the US operation
and any security lapses that may have occurred on May 2, and
to make recommendations based on its findings.


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