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President commends services of outgoing DG ISI

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar on Monday paid a farewell call on President Dr Arif Alvi. President Alvi commended the services of Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar as the head of the premier intelligence agency. He also praised the professionalism and leadership qualities of Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar in discharge of his responsibilities. He said ISI had rendered remarkable services in the defence of the motherland and fight against terrorism. The president also…

PM Imran, COAS Bajwa discuss security and regional situation

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office on Friday, ARY News reported. It is pertinent to note here that earlier this month, the PM visited the headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and was briefed on matters related to national security. The prime minister had lauded contributions of the ISI towards national security, especially in the ongoing…

COAS, ISI chief discuss national security with PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Director General Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at PM House on Friday. According to a statement issued by the PM Office, the matters pertaining to national security and regional stability were discussed during the meeting. On Sept 13, the prime minister paid a visit to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters where he said the government and people of Pakistan firmly stand behind their armed forces and…

ISI is Pakistan’s first line of defence: PM Imran

RAWALIPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday visited the headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and was briefed on the national security. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry informed that PM Khan was given briefing on the national security for eight hours. Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director-General ISI Lt General Naveed Mukhtar received the prime minister on arrival. Senior cabinet ministers also accompanied the premier. The prime minister was briefed in details on…

Nawaz urges formation of commission to inquire into Asad Durrani controversy

ISLAMABAD: Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while weighing on the controversy that followed the launching of a book written by former chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani, said that a national inquiry commission should be formed to probe into the claims made by former ISI chief in his book. Speaking to journalists outside the accountability court on Tuesday, Nawaz said that there is no point of investigating just one person adding that Durrani’s revelations should be investigated by…

Former ISI chief Asad Durrani’s name placed on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has placed the name of former chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani in the Exit Control List (ECL). The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been informed about the decision, the sources at interior ministry said. A high level meeting at the interior ministry decided to place the name of General Asad Durrani in the no exit list. The Pakistan army on Monday ordered a probe against former ISI chief Lt. Gen. (retd) Asad Durrani over his…

Army expresses concern over former ISI chief’s book, summons him to GHQ

LAHORE: Pakistan Army has expressed serious reservations over former spy chief Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani's recently released book 'The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace' and has summoned him to seek an explanation, ARY News reported on Friday.  According to sources within the military, army has serious reservations over some of the claims made by the former ISI chief in the book he co-authored with a former Indian spy chief AS Daulat and has summoned Durrani to the General Headquarters…

Rabbani asks if ex-ISI chief can co-author book with Indian spook

ISLAMABAD: Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief retired Lt. General Asad Durrani’s co-authoring a book with a former Indian spy came under discussion during a session of the Upper House of Parliament. Gen. Durrani and former chief of Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) A.S. Dulat have jointly authored the book “The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace,” which will be launched soon. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Mian Raza Rabbani speaking in the House said retired chiefs of Pakistan…

Raymond Davis reveals hidden facts of 2011 diplomatic crisis in tell-all memoir

KARACHI: Former Central Intelligence Agency employee Raymond Davis, who shot dead two men in Lahore in 2011, and sparked a diplomatic crisis with the United States, has released a tell-all memoir about his experience. The book titled “The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis,” tell the side of the story of the man at the centre of the controversy. Davis offers an up-close and personal look at the incident that led to his imprisonment and the events that took place as diplomats on…

Pakistan concerned over Indian, Afghan intelligence nexus

ISLAMABAD: Amid increasing number of suicide bombings, attacks and targeted killings in the country particularly in the insurgency-hit province of Balochistan where officials claim they have evidence of Research and Analysis Wing's (RAW) – Indian spy agency – involvement, Pakistan has shown concerns over nexus between Indian and Afghan intelligence.