The Commission, however, recommended that in order to avert such fiascoes in future, the National Security Counsel should be reactivated or a high level crisis management cell comprising head of the state and the prime minister, defence minister, secretary defence, three services chiefs and heads of internal security and counter intelligence agencies should decide swift and timely action in any untoward situation.
The Commission took serious note of the presence of foreign nationals in the country, especially in Islamabad, and it also directed the Ministry of Interior to make sure that a foreigner cannot get the residence unless he is granted required permission by the law-enforcement agencies.
The Commission declared some documents seized from the OBL compound as classified and decided to keep them confidential. It had obtained 0.18 million Arabic documents including some correspondence of OBL from the compound. The commission recommended actions against some government officials for their negligence in connection with the May 2 incident. It recommended that a Pakistani doctor, Shakeel Afridi, who traced the OBL and communicated his whereabouts to the US be charged with treason.
During investigation, Abbottabald commission went to the site at Kala Dhaka where the US stealth helicopters did refueling. The Commission also examined the air corridors used by the US helicopters to enter and exit Pakistani air space. It visited the OBL compound thrice, and, during the probe, recorded the statements of more than 200 witnesses including spy masters, security officials, journalists, bureaucrats and a few political leaders.
It is interesting to note that all the prominent political figures except Asfand Yar Wali and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain did not appear before the commission. It is another dilemma that some important personalities took entirely different stance before the commission compared to what they said in the media, soon after May 2 incident.