Tribune Take: Abbottabad commission, an odd timing for a press conference

The press conference has done little to quell rumours about Bin Laden actually being killed in the Abbottabad raid.

Mahawish Rezvi December 08, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we look at the Abbottabad commission's imminent report and their press conference held in Islamabad on Thursday.  

Irfan Ghauri, senior reporter from The Express Tribune Islamabad, says Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said the commission's mandate is to submit the report to the government, but it is solely the government's decision if it is to be made public. Ghauri says using historical precedent concerning commission reports, it is unlikely that the Abbottabad commission report will be made public either.

Ghauri also points out that the timing of this press conference was odd, since the commission is still two weeks away from submitting their findings. He said the press conference did little to quell rumours about Osama bin Laden actually being killed in the Abbottabad raid.

Read Irfan Ghauri’s articles here.

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Ch Allah Daad | 9 years ago | Reply

These retired and serving judges want to stay in media limelight. They know that commission and its findings is waste of time and money. We would need another commission to answer those questions which would erupt if findings of this commission are made public.

Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 9 years ago | Reply

Any matter relating to Pakistan must be made pubic so that citizens of Pakistan should know as what has happened on the night/early morning of May1-2, 2011.

We must not hide the facts from the general public, if we want people of Pakistan to trust the judiciary and the executive.

As regards to OBL operation is is a open secret. When secret is already open, we must not keep this particular matter secret.

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