Govt considering release of Abbottabad Commission Report: Pervaiz Rashid

Published: July 20, 2013
Pervaiz Rashid. PHOTO: FILE

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.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Uza Syed
    Jul 20, 2013 - 8:41PM

    Thank you, you can keep it safely whereever it is, we know and not very pleased by what we already know about you all and your failings.


  • Jul 20, 2013 - 8:43PM

    On face of it…..Good decision…Go for it


  • Jul 20, 2013 - 8:47PM

    Does not matter that there are so many self contradictions in your statement.People understand the hardships faced by an information minister,while speaking for his/her government


  • Hedgefunder
    Jul 20, 2013 - 10:17PM

    Its rather late, Sir ! The cat’s already out of the bag here !
    The Global Community have already had opportunity to not read but absorb the a rather a Lame Report prepared not for real findings but for posterity !
    Rest assure the World is not stupid, and now have another issue as to Pakistan’s actual commitment to anything it says, as it simply can not be taken on face value !
    As this Nation simply does not like facing the facts, hence no face value !
    Save this report for Local Consumption, as the rest of the world already know the facts.


  • csmann
    Jul 20, 2013 - 10:46PM

    why this drama now,when the report has been already out for a while now?


  • Polpot
    Jul 20, 2013 - 11:35PM

    Its too late to release the Abbottabad Commison Report but
    Surely there are other unleaked reports that may be released…eg the one on Shahzad….


  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Jul 21, 2013 - 1:05AM

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


  • Uza Syed
    Jul 21, 2013 - 1:07AM

    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?


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