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Prime Minister Gilani approves the summaries of Abbottabad and Saleem Shahzad Inquiry Commission

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the Summaries sent by Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs proposing the constitution of inquiry commissions for the Abbottabad Operation and the Murder of Journalist Mr. Saleem Shahzad.

The Abbottabad Commission shall consist of

(a) Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal President of the Commission

Senior Most Judge of the

Supreme Court of Pakistan

(b) Mr. Abbas Khan Member

(c) Mr. Ashraf Jehangir Qazi Member

(d) Lt. Gen ® Nadeem Ahmed Member

The Cabinet Secretary shall act as Secretary to the Commission.

The Commission shall:

(a) Ascertain the full facts regarding the presence of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.

(b) Investigate circumstances and fact regarding the US operation in Abbottabad on 2nd May, 2011.

(c) Determine the nature, background and causes of lapses of concerned authorities, if any; and

(d) Make consequential recommendations

The Ministry of Interior shall provide Secretarial support to the Commission.

The Saleem Shahzad Murder Commission shall consist of

(a) Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar President of the Commission

Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan

(b) Mr. Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Member

Chief Justice, Federal Shariat court

(c) Inspector General of Police, Punjab Member

(d) Inspector General of Police, Islamabad Member

(e) President, Federal Union of Journalist Member

The terms of reference for the Commission are

(i) to inquire into the background and circumstances of abduction and subsequent murder of Mr. Saleem Shahzad

(ii) to identify the culprits involved in the abduction and subsequent murder of the said journalist

(iii) recommend measures to prevent recurrence of such gruesome incidents against journalists in future

(iv) to probe the matters of conduct which are in derogation of Articles 4,9,17, 19 and 19A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and to investigate in-depth such background facts.

The Secretary Information and Broadcasting shall act as Secretary of the Commission

The Commission shall submit its report within six weeks and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting shall provide secretarial support to the Commission.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326


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