No one given clean chit in Abbottabad Commission report: Justice (r) Iqbal

No one given clean chit in Abbottabad Commission report: Justice (r) Iqbal
No one given clean chit in Abbottabad Commission report: Justice (r) Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Abbottabad Commission Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday termed the media reports on the issue misleading and said no one was given a clean chit in the Abbottabad Commission report.

Justice (r) Iqbal said the report had not only identified all those who were responsible for the incident but also reviewed the role of various institutions.He said the report containing over a 100 recommendations was personally submitted to the then prime minister on January 2 and it was the duty of the government to make it public. He said the commission had also examined 7,000 documents in Arabic and also a diary.

Rubbishing the allegation about delay in the commission report over the issue of TA/DA in an interview, the commission’s chairman said Rs 50 million given to the commission had been returned to the government.To a question, the commission chief said individuals and organisations were included among those held responsible in the report. He said there were no major differences among the members of the commission over the report however all members were free to express their opinion in their own style of writing.

He said the commission worked by remaining within it mandate. Iqbal reiterated that the commission had already submitted its recommendations to the government and it was the privilege of the government to publish it, however he insisted that no one was given clean chit in the report. – PT