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Missing court staffers – ISI, Rangers DGs, home secy put on notice

Missing court staffers – ISI, Rangers DGs, home secy put on notice

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday issued notices to the director generals (DGs) of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), and the Sindh Home Department secretary seeking explanation over the disappearance of two Malir judicial staffers.
The SHC division bench comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa was hearing a constitutional petition moved by Shah Muhammad Brohi seeking the whereabouts of his brother, Shafqat

ISI divorcing the CIA?

ISLAMABAD – The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency is ready to split with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States because of frustration over what it calls heavy-handed pressure and its anger over what it believes is a covert US operation involving hundreds of contract spies, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press (AP) and interviews with Pakistani and US officials, The Washington Post newspaper reported on Thursday.

ISI chief pays surprise visit to Karachi, meets Zardari twice

KARACHI – Political parties have taken a U-turn after chief of the premier intelligence agency met with President Asif Ali Zardari, sources told Pakistan Today.
The political situation of the country suddenly changed after a surprise visit of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief to Karachi on Saturday night. Upon his arrival in the city, the ISI chief met twice with the president. “Had there been any scheduled high-profile visit, security agencies would have been informed

Govt will defend ISI in US lawsuit

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday said it would fight a US lawsuit against the ISI as well as its present and past directors general.
“The government of Pakistan has taken a firm decision to strongly contest the suit filed against the ISI, its present and past directors general,” Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said. “The government of Pakistan and its embassy in Washington shall defend the legal suit on behalf of the ISI and its directors general fully and properly.”

MQM to topple government if ISI chief sent to US: Altaf

KARACHI – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Saturday slammed the summoning of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief by the US, threatening to topple the incumbent government if the ISI chief was sent to the US.
Addressing a public gathering at Bhit Shah over telephone from London, the MQM chief said, “If the US summons someone from Pakistan, the Supreme Court of Pakistan must do the same.” Talking to people from various districts of Sindh, he said the people

FIA going to question ISI, MI officials over Benazir’s murder

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to expand the scope of the inquiry into Benazir Bhutto’s murder by including officials of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB).
FIA Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar said on Thursday that during the investigations, senior police officials had named some ISI, MI and IB officials. “We will also interrogate these officials,” he told reporters after court proceedings

ISI will never appear before US court

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani assured the National Assembly on Thursday that the Inter-Services Agency (ISI), being the extremely important and sensitive organization, would never be asked to appear before a US court.
“We are as sensitive about this issue as any other in the House,” the prime minister said after Opposition Leader Ch Nisar Ali Khan expressed apprehensions over summoning of the top intelligence officials by a US court.
Prime Minister Gilani

LHC seeks ISI DG’s comments in missing doctor’s case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain on Monday sought comments of the ISI director general (DG) on media reports that the Jinnah Hospital Lahore’s missing doctors was in the agency’s custody. The judge observed, “Five months have passed since the news was published on July 17, 2010 that the ISI had picked Dr Ali Abdullah but until now the ISI has not issued any clarification about the news story.” Justice Hussain was hearing a petition filed by Dr

Missing prisoners are in ISI, MI’s custody, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The country’s top intelligence agencies on Thursday conceded before the Supreme Court that 11 missing inmates of the Adiala Jail were in their custody and being tried under the Army Act.
When a three-member SC bench, comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, resumed hearing the case of the 11 missing prisoners, Raja Muhammad Irshad, counsel for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and

ISI refuses to brief NA defence body on security

ISLAMABAD: The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has refused to brief the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence on the US’ reported intention to expand drone attacks to Quetta and the latest position of the war against terrorism, a source told Pakistan Today on Wednesday.
Directing the Ministry of Defence to organise a special briefing for committee members at the ISI Headquarters, the committee in its recent meeting had asked the ISI director general (DG) to give a

ISI political wing is controversial, says Sanaullah

LAHORE: The role of Inter-Services Intelligence’s (ISI) political wing is questionable but ISI’s role in anti-terrorist activities has been found reliable, Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah said while responding to a ‘Call Attention Notice’ moved by Chaudhry Zaheer in relation to the suicide blast at the shrine of Baba Fareed in Pakpattan. Sanaullah categorically stated that Inter-Services Intelligence is the best intelligence agency of the country and

Case of missing prisoners – ISI, MI and IB chiefs sent notice

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Friday issued directions to the heads of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and Military Intelligence to submit their comments by November 25 on the disappearance of 11 prisoners from Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.
The bench consisting of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing a case of 11 prisoners who went missing from Adiala Jail, after allegedly being

Punjab Police, ISI officials thrash and detain journalists

LAHORE: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) sleuths and police constables thrashed and detained journalists over a minor issue in front of the office of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the Civil Lines Police precincts on Wednesday.
The journalists from print and electronic media staged a protest forcing the Civil Lines Police to register cases against the security personnel. The police later arrested four including Asim, Tanveer, Farooq, Baber of the Tipu Company after

Qazi approaches president, ISI DG to clear his name

ISLAMABAD: Former railways minister Lt General (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi has formally approached President Asif Ali Zardari, ISI Director General Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha and some parliamentarians to get his position cleared in the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club scam.
In a letter titled ‘Twisted facts and lies versus reality’, addressed to 32 people, including the president, the ISI director general, Senate Chairman Farooq H Naik and PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Qazi

ISI played key role in Mumbai attacks: Guardian

LONDON: The Inter-Services Intelligence played a major role in helping prepare the 2008 Mumbai attacks, one of the planners of the bloodbath has told Indian interrogators, a report in British newspaper Guardian claimed on Tuesday.
David Headley, who confessed to surveying targets for the attacks that left 166 people dead in November 2008, made detailed claims about support from the ISI, said the Guardian. Headley described dozens of meetings between officers of the ISI and senior