ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's prime minister has named the members of a commission tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding the May 2 U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Pakistan was embarrassed by the al-Qaida chief's discovery in a northwest garrison city. The military was especially humiliated by the Americans' ability to carry out the operation and leave without detection.
Parliament demanded an independent commission instead of a military probe. The five-member panel's mandate includes establishing the "full facts" regarding bin Laden's presence in Pakistan, a statement Tuesday said.
Its creation suggests the weak civilian government is seeking some leverage over the powerful security establishment.
The commission will be led by a judge and includes a retired general.