ISLAMABAD - Abbottabad Commission Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Momday said the commission had not fixed responsibility in its report.

Talking to private television channels, Iqbal said nobody had been held responsible for the Abbottabad operation. “We haven’t found anybody guilty of anything, so no one has been held responsible for it,” he said, but did not share further details about the report.

On May 2, 2011, the United States Navy officials killed Osama bin Laden in a midnight secret operation in Abbottabad. The Pakistan government, military and intelligence agencies came under severe criticism for what was termed a clear case of intelligence lapse as the quarters concerned expressed ignorance towards bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan. The Abbottabad Commission was constituted on June 21, 2011, to probe the Abbottabad operation. It has yet to submit its report despite the lapse of 19 months.

In November 2012, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal told The Nation that the commission had officially asked the Ministry of Law to exclude Abbas Khan from the commission because he was not available to sign the report. Abbas Khan had gone to the US for medical treatment and the commission members had no contact with him for months. This had caused further delay in the report.

However, after undergoing his treatment, Abbas is back in Pakistan and has reportedly signed the report that has been finalised and is expected to be released soon.