Islamabad: The commission formed to investigate May 2 raid in Abbottabad by the US commandos, was informed on Tuesday that Pakistan’s airbases were put on high alert after information about raid on al Qaida chief Osama bin Laden’s compound.
The Abbottabad commission, met in Islamabad on Monday under the chairmanship of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Javed Iqbal, was briefed by Pakistan Air Force officials, which said that the air force was ready to face any untoward incident.
The commission called Inter-Service Intelligence officials after getting briefing from PAF and Army officials.
PAF officials told the commission that US forces arriving to kill Osama bin Laden took a hilly route to avoid detection by Pakistani radars.
The commission also discussed the deployment of the air force and army on the borders and the violation of Pakistani airspace by the US during the time of the operation.
Sources said the officials told that radars were in working position during the US raid, however, due to the modern technology, the helicopters successfully evaded Pakistani radar system.