In an unprecedented transfer, Pakistan’s army has barred an ex-spy chief from leaving the nation, after ordering a probe right into a ebook he co-authored with a former counterpart from rival India.
A military assertion stated Monday the previous head of Inter-Companies Intelligence, Asad Durrani, was summoned to the Common Headquarters in Rawalpindi for a proof over the lately launched ebook attributed to him.
“A proper court docket of inquiry headed by a serving Lt. Common has been ordered to probe the matter intimately,” the military introduced, and added “competent authority” has been instructed to position Durrani’s title on an Exit Management Record.
The checklist accommodates names of individuals dealing with authorized proceedings and probes in Pakistan to stop them from fleeing the nation.
Durrani, who headed ISI from 1990 to 1992, authored the ebook together with Amarjit Singh Dulat, former head of India’s Analysis and Evaluation Wing, and Indian journalist Aditya Sinha.
The ebook titled The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace was launched earlier this month in New Delhi the place Durrani was additionally invited, however Indian authorities refused him a journey visa.
The Pakistan military maintained Durrani’s function within the ebook was being “taken as a violation of Navy Code of Conduct relevant on all serving and retired army personnel.”
Durrani has been beneath hearth at residence, notably from ex-military officers for teaming up with the previous Indian spy chief to put in writing the ebook at a time when relations between the 2 nations are at a low and lethal clashes within the disputed Kashmir area have raised regional army tensions.
The ebook in query is a collection of debates between Durrani and Dulat, together with Sinha, on a variety of points, together with the Kashmir territorial dispute between India and Pakistan. The authors maintained they’ve tried to discover methods to deliver the 2 nuclear-armed nations collectively to defuse regional tensions.
Pakistani military officers reportedly have objected to a number of the feedback within the ebook, dismissing them as baseless and opposite to details, however they gave no additional clarification for Monday’s actions in opposition to Durrani.
It’s broadly perceived in Pakistan that politicians and activists campaigning for a peaceable relationship with India are declared traitors and maligned allegedly on the behest of the army and ISI to discourage peace efforts, however retired in addition to serving military officers usually are not held accountable for enterprise comparable actions.
The controversial ebook discusses ISI’s alleged hyperlinks to Muslim rebels in Indian portion of Kashmir. Durrani has additionally prompt the Pakistani army management on the time covertly assisted the USA in conducting the well-known 2011 raid within the metropolis of Abbottabad that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.
U.S. leaders keep the raid was performed with out Pakistan’s information they usually have discovered no proof Pakistan officers had been conscious of bin Laden’s presence within the nation.