Referring to Gilani’s delayed statement, a senior member of the panel told TheNation that the interactive sessions with other important persons had already been held.
The final report of the commission to probe the May2 incident in Abbottabad that resulted in the killing of Osama Bin Laden was expected by the end month, but the document may not be made public by expected time due to certain reasons.
The commission meeting, with former Supreme Court judge Justice (r) Javed Iqbal in the chair, held a detailed discussion with Ijaz Shah. It is pertinent to mention that the prime minister was expected to record his statement, but he left for the United Kingdom on a five-day visit to participate the first Pak-UK summit level review of the enhanced strategic dialogue.
After his (PM’s) statement and return of commission member former ambassador Jahangir Ashraf Qazi, who is currently in Bangladesh, the final report would be published as the remaining process - inspection of the spot of incident, views of experts, statements of various personalities and others - has almost completed. The commission has recorded statements of the heads of military and civil intelligence agencies, Director General Military Operations, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, present and former foreign minister and secretaries, and wives and children of Osama and others.
A five-member judicial commission was constituted to evaluate lapses on the part of security forces and intelligence agencies that allowed US Navy SEALs to conduct the 40-minute operation.