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Pakistan commission to probe Osama's operation

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, June 1, IRNA -- Pakistani Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, has constituted a commission for investigation over killing of Osama bin Laden by US Special Forces in the city of Abbotabad on May 2.

The five members commission will be headed by Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Javed Iqbal, the PM office said Tuesday.

The commission is mandated to ascertain the full facts regarding the presence of Osama in Pakistan, a statement said. It will also investigate over the circumstances and facts regarding US operation in Abbotabad on May 2, 2011.

The commission shall determine the nature, background and causes of lapses of the concerned authorities, if any and make consequential recommendations.

The statement did not specify when the commission will submit its report.

The opposition parties had been asking for formation of judicial commission to investigate the whole episode of the US unilateral operation in Pakistan to kill the world most wanted man.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who travelled to Islamabad on Friday, said that no Pakistani, at the highest level, knew about the presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad but insisted that Islamabad should investigate his supporting network.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30413205

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