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Missing Malir courts staffers: ISI DG ordered to submit statement by 28th

Missing Malir courts staffers: ISI DG ordered to submit statement by 28th

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general (DG) to submit a statement on two missing employees of the Malir District Courts by April 28. A division bench comprising Justices Maqbool Baqar and Ghulam Sarwar Korai was hearing the disappearance case of Shafqat Brohi and Agha Yasir, who were allegedly abducted on February 22.
After Brohi and Yasir went missing, SHC Chief Justice Mushir Alam took suo motu notice of

‘CIA no longer needs ISI for FATA operations’

LAHORE – The Central Investigation Agency (CIA) has established its own spy network in the tribal areas of Pakistan, reported The Economic Times newspaper while quoted various sources.
The US said the CIA no longer required any collaboration with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to specify targets for drone strikes. According to a US official, the network was developed during the last two years.
The newspaper says the meeting between the spymasters, CIA Director Leon

ISI wary of American special trainers over spying fears

ISLAMABAD – Request by the ISI for a cut in the number of US Special Forces trainers working in sensitive regions in Pakistan is due to fears they are also spying, according to Pakistani sources with knowledge of the request, illustrating the extent to which growing mutual mistrust is hampering security co-operation, according to a Reuters report. The request was conveyed when ISI chief General Ahmad Shuja Pasha visited his counterpart Leon Panetta at CIA headquarters on Monday.

Nisar links Davis’ release with ISI DG’s extension

ISLAMABAD – Opposition leader in the National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan on Monday linked the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis to the extension in the service granted to ISI Director General Ahmed Shuja Pasha.
Opening the debate on the presidential address to the joint session of parliament, the PML-N leader said, “I think we need to focus who got extension (in employment) after three days of the release of Raymond Davis… the nation needs to know who played what part in his

ISI DG leaves for Washington today

ISLAMABAD – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha will leave for Washington today (Monday) to iron out ISI’s differences with the CIA. Sources told Online that the purpose of Pasha’s visit was to remove some misunderstandings between ISI and CIA which arose over the issue of Raymond Davis.
Sources said General Pasha would also raise the issue of drone attacks in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan. The ISI director general has been invited by CIA

DG ISI to visit Washington

ISLAMABAD – Director General Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) Lt.Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha would visit Washington from April 11 (Monday) to iron out differences emerging between prime intelligence agencies ISI and CIA.
Sources told Online that the purpose of Pasha’s visit is to remove some misunderstandings between ISI and CIA, which appeared between two agencies on the issue of Raymond Davis.
The sources said that General Pasha would also raise the issue of drone attacks on

ISI chief to reach US on 15th for talks

ISLAMABAD – ISI chief Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha will reach Washington on April 15 as part of a high-level Pakistani defence delegation that will hold talks with US authorities on anti-terrorism cooperation and bilateral security and defense relations.
General Pasha is visiting the US along with other security officials on an invitation by Washington to discuss the various aspects of cooperation between Islamabad and Washington against terrorism. He will also apprise the

ISI director general to get extension again

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has advised President Asif Ali Zardari to extend Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha’s service for another two years, Online news service reported.
Since Pasha is already serving an extension, extending his service further requires a favorable advice of the prime minister to be duly approved by the president. Therefore, Gilani has already moved a summary to the president, sources privy to

Moving forward with relations – Reveal others like Davis, ISI tells CIA

ISLAMABAD – The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has sought details of Raymond Davis-like CIA agents operating in its territory from the US as a major condition to move ahead leaving behind the Lahore incident, in which two Pakistanis were killed by the detained American spy.
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta made a telephone call to ISI chief General Ahmad Shuja Pasha on Saturday to discuss the contentious issue of Davis that has generated a grave

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

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