Abbottabad commission: Opposition not consulted, says Nisar

Published: June 1, 2011
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan claims the PM did not consult the opposition on the formation of the Abbottabad commission.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan claims the PM did not consult the opposition on the formation of the Abbottabad commission.

Opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan wrote a letter to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, in which he claims that the PM did not consult the opposition on the formation of the Abbottabad commission.

In the letter that Nisar wrote to PM Gilani, the opposition leader stated that the government should have taken the opposition into confidence regarding the formation and responsibilities of the Abbottabad Commission.

The letter claims that the joint resolution passed in the Parliament was the optimal framework in drafting a strategy for national security.

Nisar said that formation of the commission is pertinant under the light of joint resolution.

Nisar added that retired judges of higher judiciary and civil society members should be a part of the commission. He said that Asma Jahangir, Justice Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, and Justice (R) Bagwandas should be a part of the commission.

Nisar said that implementation on the resolution has become particularly important after the May 15 drone attack and violation of air space by Nato.

On Tuesday, the government announced the formation of a five member commission to investigate the Abbottabad incident.

The five-member commission will be headed by Justice Javed Iqbal, a senior judge of the Supreme Court, it added. Other members of the commission are Justice Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, Lt-Gen (retd) Nadeem Ahmed, former police chief Abbas Khan and former ambassador Ashraf Jahangir Qazi. The cabinet secretary will work as secretary of the commission.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • salim
    Jun 1, 2011 - 11:58AM

    He’s always cribbing. Never satisfied. Wonder what favor he asked of DG ISI! Does anyone know?Recommend

  • Truth_Prevails
    Jun 1, 2011 - 12:02PM

    While you guys are busy in Army Bashing, the PM might have thought not to bother you to avoid distracting you from “creative politics”Recommend

  • Tariq Baloch
    Jun 1, 2011 - 12:03PM

    A man who eats a crow in breakfast and then shouts the whole day.Recommend

  • saleem khan
    Jun 1, 2011 - 12:12PM

    we should stop crying about the commissioin & stop beating about the bush.commissions won’t name the reason behind the 35000 of our people killed.we choose to remain in a state of denial & none of our political parties have the courage to tell the public that the people killing them are islamic fanatics who want to take over this country & take this society back to the dark ages of the barbarians.

    We know we face the problem of islamic terrorism but we can’t bring ourselves to face this fact as we’ve been brainwashed since birth to reject,to condemn,to vilify anyone who dares to raise rational,relevant questions.

    If we don’t recognise the disease,how are we going to start to find a cure?Recommend

  • syed Imran
    Jun 1, 2011 - 12:48PM

    CH. Nisar, thinks PML(N) people are the only one with integrity left, if so return the billions your party leaders have got written off through Banks.Recommend

    Jun 1, 2011 - 12:49PM

    For God sake don’t say Islamic Terrorism,, Don’t associate islam with this name ”Terrorism”’
    terrorism is only terrorism…. you people have brought disgrace to islam by saying this…Recommend

  • Arsal
    Jun 1, 2011 - 1:03PM

    I guess for once this man should have given a positive statement as some trustworthy members have been nominated by PM…….but not the case to be……I have a feeling that Mr. Nisar is bent upon making Nawaz fight with Govt what so ever the Govt does……for a change he didn’t say this time that it was Zardari to be blamed for not forming commision as per his wish………….I wonder if Govt has to do everything as per liking of Ch. Nisar then what the hell are they doing in Govt and he in opposition or he being opposition leader is entitled to order everything to be according to his liking……….Recommend

  • moiz imran
    Jun 1, 2011 - 2:00PM


    crawl out of the cave you live in.When the people blowing themselves up scream “Allah ho akbar”,when they kill our soldiers in the belief that that Islam promises them 72 virgins then it is ‘islamic terrorism” and should be called as such.Recommend

  • Qasim
    Jun 1, 2011 - 2:16PM

    Cry baby; never saytisfied.Recommend

  • Pardesi Insaan
    Jun 1, 2011 - 5:26PM

    Probably the Saudis did not pay the leader enough or did they pay the leader to make noises. Or is somebody else their paymaster possibly India this time. We will never know until the next round of Wiki-leaks. Just tell him to stay quiet he gives all a headache by his constant moaning. Recommend

  • Jun 1, 2011 - 6:52PM

    I think the objection is very valid. As Commission responsibility is just to find out the causes of Abbottabad event. We already have many commission reports, like recently Benezir Commission and many more. As per Rehman Malik Benezir Commission was only formatted to find out the reasons, commission was not responsible to identify people who were involved and suggest any punishment.

    This time again commission is formatted and it will just find out the causes and nothing else. It should not only identify also give heavy punishment to responsible.Recommend

  • Shamsi Ajanee
    Jun 1, 2011 - 7:06PM

    look at the bigger issue Ch Nisar sb:

    What are the powers of the Commission, can they summon,record evidence under oath, have access to all documents that they want. These are the issues that leader of opposition should be talking about.

    And Gen (r) Nadeem Ahmed has been hospitalized due to cardiac problem as per todays press report. So who will be alternate person? OR will the Tribunal wait for his recovery?Recommend

  • Jun 1, 2011 - 7:19PM

    What’s the use of being in the government, when you still have to take the opinion of the Opposition.Recommend

  • Fahad Raza
    Jun 1, 2011 - 11:16PM

    He just wanted to give up two thumbs up Mr bean style fro popularity’s sake.Recommend

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