Chairman of Abbottabad Commission Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal has demanded that the commission report be made public emphasising that the commission has identified those responsible for the incident.
Speaking to media, Javed Iqbal said the commission’s report only focused on identifying those responsible for what happened.
The Abbottabad Inquiry Commission investigated and reported the circumstances surrounding the May 2011 raid by US Navy SEALs at a compound in Abbottabad. The commission had interviewed over 300 witnesses and gave 200 recommendations in a 700-page report to the prime minister. The report was immediately classified, but a version was leaked by an international news network.
He shared that his daughter keeps asking whether Osama bin Laden was in Abbottabad or not and he keeps telling her that if he revealed that, nothing would remain in the report.
When asked about who was responsible, he said he was bound by oath and could not reveal any such detail. He explained that the commission’s task was to identify those responsible and suggest action against those responsible, adding that only the government of Pakistan has the authority to disclose those responsible before the public.
On the issue of missing persons, the retired justice said that many of the missing persons had been recovered. He however made it clear that the missing person commission received no cooperation from the institutions yet it had decided over 2,416 missing person cases.
To a question, Justice Javed Iqbal said the government had allocated five crore rupees for the commission but they have returned the entire amount to the government.