Bin Laden raid not be swept under the carpet: Rabbani

Published: May 9, 2011
Officials of the Defence Ministry and the ISI Director General summoned

Officials of the Defence Ministry and the ISI Director General summoned

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Committee, Senator Raza Rabbani on Monday said that the raid in which Osama Bin Laden was killed should not be swept under the carpet.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Committee on National Security termed the US raid a violation of sovereignty and summoned a meeting of defence and intelligence officials on Wednesday.

The parliamentary body begun deliberations with the aim of bringing out the reality about the US raid in Abbottabad.

Officials of the Defence Ministry and the ISI Director General were also summoned to present their assessment in Wednesday’s meeting.

The Committee will send its recommendations to the government and the Parliament following the meeting.


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  • Noor Nabi
    May 9, 2011 - 8:58PM

    Bravo Senator Rabbani. Yes, you must lead the effort to get to the bottom of this matter. Parliament’s supremacy over the military should be the new rule. The Defence Ministry should also be brought in. Thus far it has chosen to remain silent and letting the Foreign Secretary shoot off his mouth on matters not only within his role or position but also his comprehension. The secret budget of the military should also be examined. This institution has taken away scarce resources from education, health and housing and has nothing to show except toppling civilian governments, interference in domestic politics, Dhaka, Kargil and Abbottabad. ZAB should have put the military in its place after 1971 but he was tricked by the generals and, within six years, they executed him. Don’t let this happen again.Recommend

  • joke
    May 9, 2011 - 10:05PM

    Mr Rabbani are you going to unbutton your cuffs and imitate zab? At least there will be some entertainment for the down trodden.
    The down trodden need a change from the regular ppp drama of fool & rule.Recommend

  • joke
    May 9, 2011 - 10:14PM

    @Noor Nabi: Good points. Mukhtar is Zardari’s buddy and is only in place to keep an eye on what the military gets up to. Don’t look to these ppp jokers to actually do anything for the people. zab was not sincere either – read Cowasji’s article in last Sunday’s Dawn.
    If you want the corrupt generals to be answerable the people will have to take to the streets and we will have to take some bullets.
    Any volunteers? I thought not.Recommend

  • Noor Nabi
    May 9, 2011 - 10:54PM

    @ Joke

    You have a good sense of humour! While there is no denying that ZAB had his own flaws – for which he paid a deadly price – this is not about him. This is about the 180 million people of today’s Pakistan who, over the decades, have been short-changed by the obnoxiously high defence expenditure. Every country has a right to a strong defence and Pakistan, too, should spend on its military; but within reason. The day is not far down the road that people will emulate the demonstrators in Tahrir Square and come out against a military that topples its own governments, fingers the domestic political scene, and gives its people debacles like Dhaka, Kargil and Abbottabad. And then there is a Prime Minister like Gilani who says that the government has full confidence in the military and the ISI. This is a loser’s mentality and it must change. Recommend

  • Mac
    May 9, 2011 - 11:51PM

    Pakistan is more worried about 38 min US raid that 5 year stay of Osama in their backyard. First step of resolving a problem is to accept the fact that there is a problem. Pak is no were near it.. God help that countryRecommend

  • NOOR
    May 10, 2011 - 5:47AM

    Agreed but who is going to implement it effectively. After 1971, its first time to curb garbage from Pak Army. I thing, loss of 1971 was enough but we never learned and went through Kargil, Afghan war, etc.

    Its really time and opportunity to wash out.Recommend

  • Mirza
    May 10, 2011 - 8:54AM

    I am glad that you chose a good nick name. We have done what you have suggested. Actually we have done that against PPP and ZAB. In return we got Zia and fundamentalism. Zia has been the mother of all fundamentalists and has ruined Pakistan for ever.

    Go ahead and try it one more time and the whole world would see the result. Let there be no democracy but Salafi/army rule, Zia brand. Recommend

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