Pakistan Army summons former ISI chief Asad Durrani over book co-authored with ex-R&AW chief AS Dulat

Pakistan's powerful army has summoned former ISI chief Asad Durrani to seek his explanation over a book he co-authored with India's ex-spy chief AS Dulat

PTI May 26, 2018 12:38:23 IST
Pakistan Army summons former ISI chief Asad Durrani over book co-authored with ex-R&AW chief AS Dulat

Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army has summoned former ISI chief Asad Durrani to seek his explanation over a book he co-authored with India's ex-spy chief AS Dulat, accusing him of 'violating' the military code of conduct.

Pakistan Army summons former ISI chief Asad Durrani over book coauthored with exRAW chief AS Dulat

Representational image. AFP

Lieutenant General (retd) Durrani, who headed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency from August 1990 till March 1992, along with Dulat has written "The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace". The book was released on Wednesday.

The Pakistan Army in a statement said that Durrani was being called to General Headquarters (GHQ) on 28 May and "will be asked to explain his position on views attributed to him in book 'Spy Chronicles'."

"Attribution taken as violation of Military Code of Conduct applicable on all serving and retired military personnel," according to the statement issued on Friday.

Durrani was summoned after ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday demanded an urgent meeting of the high-powered National Security Committee (NSC) to discuss the content of the book.

Former chairman of Pakistan Senate Raza Rabbani criticised the book by rival spy chiefs.

"Had a politician done the same thing he would have been labelled a traitor," he said.

Updated Date:

also read

US drone strike in Kabul under scanner after military analysis on quality of intel
World

US drone strike in Kabul under scanner after military analysis on quality of intel

The rules of engagement allowed the military to conduct a strike if the operators and intelligence analysts had “reasonable certainty” that they had a legitimate ISIS-K target

Sports TV guide, schedule: IPL, Australia vs India women, WWE, AEW Dynamite
Sports

Sports TV guide, schedule: IPL, Australia vs India women, WWE, AEW Dynamite

Complete TV guide and schedule of live sports programs and events that will be available in India between 20 September - 26 September.

Endless warfare lies ahead in Afghanistan despite ISI-brokered deal to appoint new prime minister
World

Endless warfare lies ahead in Afghanistan despite ISI-brokered deal to appoint new prime minister

Like their predecessors, the Taliban’s commanders may soon discover warfare isn’t just a means to gain power, but an end in itself