Govt considering release of Abbottabad Commission Report: Pervaiz Rashid

Rashed says a committee led by former law minister Farooq H. Naek had recommended against releasing the report.


Web Desk July 20, 2013
Pervaiz Rashid. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said on Saturday that the government was considering the possibility of releasing a copy of the Abbottabad Commission Report on Pakistan’s intelligence failures in the Osama bin Laden killing, Radio Pakistan reported.

The information minister said that a Ministerial Committee led by former Law Minister Farooq H Naek had recommended against its publication.

Rasheed has already said that the government will probe how a copy of the report was leaked to the media. He had also denied that a copy of the report had gone missing from the prime minister's office.

Presidential nominees

The information minister said that the Prime Minister would announce the names of the presidential candidate of the PML-N and the names of the governors.

Anti terror efforts

Rasheed said that the government had improved its intelligence coordination that will lead to a success in anti-terrorism efforts.

He pointed out that a terrorist gang caught in Karachi which is a major success.

Rashid said that the prime minister had already started taking briefings from concerned agencies about Pakistan’s national security strategy.

COMMENTS (8)

Uza Syed | 8 years ago | Reply

Now that we have more than a few isolated people with sense of duty and conscience in the right places, we are not worried about getting information about this, that or the other report. What interests us most now Mr Minister is action, sir, action! ('Information' is intentionally excluded from your title, sir!), won't you tell us no won't you inform us when would you start acting on the recommendations made in such reports?

naeem khan Manhattan,Ks | 8 years ago | Reply

Now that the whole world knows about it, well release the report properly and with dignity.

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