Abbottabad commission to summon DG ISI

Published: July 28, 2011

The commission empowered to probe the May 2 incident of Abbottabad will summon Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) during the upcoming week for questioning. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The commission empowered to probe the May 2 incident in Abbottabad will summon Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) during the upcoming week for questioning, Express 24/7 reported on Thursday.

Chairman of the commission, Justice Javed Iqbal said Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha will brief the commission on the Abbottabad raid. He was speaking to Express 24/7 at a full court reference in the Supreme Court in his honour.

(Read: Abbottabad debacle: Chaudhry Shujaat says commission ‘unnecessary’)

Earlier, General (retired) Nadeem Ahmed, a member of the commission, had said he did not believe that Pakistan’s intelligence services or its military helped shelter Osama bin Laden. Ahmed’s statements immediately drew criticism from commentators who questioned his impartiality and suggested his comments threaten the integrity of the commission.

(Read: Abbottabad commission: ‘Findings might take time to be revealed’)

Justice Javed Iqbal has, however, given his assurance that opinions of commission members will not influence the probe.

Chairperson of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Asma Jahangir has also expressed hope that Justice Javed Iqbal would remain cautious against “elements” trying to hinder the inquiry.

‘Law supreme in democratic system’

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry says the law is always supreme in a democratic system against exercise of arbitrary capricious authority by any institution or its functionary.

The chief justice, who was addressing the full court reference, said the rule of law ensures stability in the society and helps build an institutional system.

He said that the use of arbitrary power is considered an anathema to the rule of law.

The chief justice emphasized on furnishing of level playing field to all state institutions and their functionaries to perform for the greater good of the masses.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Ahmad Nawaz Wattoo
    Jul 28, 2011 - 9:13PM

    It’s ironical every member of the commission speaking directely to the media. BTW, the name of the commission and Justic Iqbal’s statement suggest that the commission is mainly focused on the Abbotabad raid by the American SEALs.
    whereas the important issue, this commission should dig and investigate should be how UBL was hidding in Pakistan, Who were the facilitators of the world notorious militant.

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  • Sanaullah
    Jul 28, 2011 - 11:44PM

    Finally someone is belling the cat….

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  • Mirza
    Jul 29, 2011 - 12:55AM

    @Ahmad Nawaz Wattoo:
    You said it! That is the only question or issue that the commission has answer. Looks like the good general has already made up his mind and announced the decision. Where is the CJ and comtempt of court now? Or it is only reserved against elected representatives of people and politicians?

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  • Malik Sajjad
    Jul 29, 2011 - 4:17AM

    @Ahmad Nawaz Wattoo:
    it was just a drama by US Government to destabalize Pakistan. Osama was captured by americans from Afghanistan since long . they are losing battle from afghans and now he wants that Pakistan attacks directly to Afghans and using nuclear weapons then indians attack Pakistan with USA help and then America Capture All the continent and move forward to War with China. Its My thinking…

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  • Patriot 2
    Jul 30, 2011 - 1:13PM

    Do make use of a “Lie Detector” when investigating Mr. Pasha

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  • Malik Sajjad
    Jul 31, 2011 - 12:27AM

    @Patriot 2:
    I am Sure that you are indian or American which you given this suggession to use “Lie Detector”. we didn’t belive this type of fake technologies. You have to apply this on CIA cheif or RAW cheif to Shock the World with real truth. We Belive in Allah and Allah will give him and all their Silent brave Soldiers more respect than now they have. Keep your own work and let us do our work. Firstly you have to Clean your Countries from Crimes and Murders then go out for given us Peace. Stop unlogical Wars. These all gifts by you which happened in Pakistan these days(Terrorist Activities)
    But No Problem

    ” We are Pakistanis and Our every Person even a baby is a Army, Air Force, Navy Soldier and ISI Spy.”

    Keep in your Mind and tell others also.Thats it………………………………………..

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