Abbottabad Commission summons Pakistan’s HC to UK


The Abbottabad Commission Monday summoned Wajid Shamsul Hassan, Pakistan High Commissioner to UK for investigation over his remarks about Bin Laden operation, media reported.
According to sources the commission probing US raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2 this year, decided to summon Hassan during a meeting presided over by its chairman justice retired Javed Iqbal.
The sources said that Hassan has been directed to appear before the commission by last week of December.
The commission held consultations with Wasim Sajjad, senior lawyer SM Zafar and Justice retired Nasira Iqbal prior to the decision.
It is to mention here that, Wajid Shamsul Hassain had said in a statement that Pakistan’s top leadership might aware of US raid in Abbottabad.
Hassan is not attending two–day envoy conference that is under way under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad attended by top military officers and ambassadors and high commissioners to 15 countries.
Sources said that Hassan was afraid of being taken into custody by the security establishment.
Earlier Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, head of the Abbottabbad Commission had said that the investigation into the May 2 raid that killed Osama bin Laden is expected to be completed by the end of December.
The commission was formed to ascertain facts regarding Bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the US operation, to determine the nature, background and the security lapse on part of the authorities, if any, and to make consequential recommendations.