ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) claimed, on Monday, it had taken adequate measures soon after learning about the US raid in Abbottabad on May 2. Deputy Chief of Air Staff Muhammad Hassan made this claim while briefing the Abbottabad Commission.
During the commission’s second meeting, PAF personnel briefed it about the working of the radar monitoring system with the Deputy Air Chief explaining about the functioning of the radar system and their locations as well their operational mechanism during war and peace time, also briefing the commission about limitations of the radar systems due to terrain limitations.
He said that the PAF had immediately taken adequate measures after learning about the U.S. operation, adding that the PAF was ready to take action when the operation was underway.
In its first meeting, the commission had directed the Interior Ministry and ISI to ensure that Osama’s family was not repatriated from Pakistan without its consent while also questioning relevant officials from various aspects.
The commission has been tasked to ascertain the reality behind Osama’s presence in Pakistan for such a long period as well as investigating the circumstances and facts pertaining to the US operation, determining the nature, background and causes of lapses on the part of the authorities concerned.
Director General of Military Operations General Ashfaq Nadeem also appeared before the commission.
Earlier in May, two US helicopters had entered Pakistan, conducting a 40 minute operation wherein Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden and returned back without being challenged by the PAF.
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