ISLAMABAD (INP) - Retirement of Justice Javed Iqbal on August 1 is likely to affect the proceedings of the commission probing into May 2, Abbottabad incident. Justice Javed Iqbal, who is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court (SC), is heading the commission investigating the US special forces operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed. Though arrangements were being made for the replacement of the outgoing judge, it would affect the pace of investigation. Some people have expressed concern over the issue and urged that his replacement as head on the commission should be made before his retirement so that the new head could get enough time for getting briefings on the case from Justice Javed and the transition could be made as smooth as possible. Justice Javed Iqbal was born on 1946 in Quetta. He served as Section Officer, Deputy Secretary and Secretary Law in Law Ministry. In 1982, he was appointed as District and Sessions Judge Quetta and was also elected judicial member of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, but later he resigned from the position. On February 4, 2000, Javed Iqbal was appointed Balochistan High Court (BHC) chief justice but after serving for only three months on the position he was made judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. During his eight-year tenure as judge of the SC, he served as acting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Chairman Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Enrollment Committee, Member Executive Committee Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Member Selection Board Committee of Quaid-e-Azam University.