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.
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