Pak panel to complete report on Osama by March end

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 13:49

Islamabad: A Pakistani judicial commission investigating Osama bin Laden`s presence in the country and the US raid that killed him is expected to complete its report
by the end of this month, according to a media report Tuesday.

The commission has to record the statements of at least two more witnesses before it can begin compiling its report, The News daily quoted its sources as saying.

The commission has already interviewed dozens of
officials, including the Inter-Services Intelligence agency
chief and top military officers.

The Al-Qaeda chief was killed during a raid by US special forces on a compound in the garrison town of Abbottabad on May
2 last year.

The commission`s report will "establish the presence of
Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad or otherwise", The News
reported.

The daily quoted an unnamed member of the commission as
saying that the panel`s report would contain a "number of
startling revelations".

The government is yet to decide if the commission`s
report will be made public, the member said.

The two witnesses whose statements are yet to be recorded
are important, he said.

The commission is headed by former Supreme Court judge
Javed Iqbal.

The government set up the commission last year after the
powerful military establishment faced considerable
embarrassment for its failure to detect bin Laden’s presence
in Pakistan.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 13:49

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