Islamabad(May 29, 2018): The National Security Committee met on Thursday to discuss the country’s security situation and border issues among other affairs, sources said.
Besides reviewing the implementation of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) reforms, the top civilian and military leadership also mulled over the regional situation and issues pertaining to eastern and western borders of the country, sources added.
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Sources said the matter of a controversial book co-authored by former chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani was also discussed in the high-level huddle.
Yesterday, following the outburst of former ISI head Asad Drunai controversial book, the military started the probe against him and Chief of Army Staff directed to concern authority to place his name on Exit Control List.Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani, the former chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), will be probed by a Court of Inquiry for views attributed to him in his book ‘The Spy Chronicles’, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Lt Gen Asad Durrani, Retired was called at GHQ today to explain his position on recently launched book ‘Spy Chronicles’. A formal Court of Inquiry headed by a serving Lt Gen has been ordered to probe the matter in detail. Competent authority approached to place his name on ECL.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) May 28, 2018
“Lt Gen Asad Durrani, Retired was called at GHQ today to explain his position on the recently launched book ‘Spy Chronicles’. A formal Court of Inquiry headed by a serving Lt Gen has been ordered to probe the matter in detail. Competent authority approached to place his name on ECL”, read the official statement.
The recently released book, titled The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace, is said to be mainly a series of discussions conducted between the two former adversaries on a range of topics by journalist Aditya Sinha.The paperback has served as an ice-breaker of sorts between the two warring neighbours while also spurring criticism of Indian state repression in held Kashmir.
The two former spies have in the book touched upon some thorny issues which have kept Pakistan-India ties strained for decades and at times pushing them to the brink of war. The issues include terrorism, particularly Mumbai attack, Kashmir and the influence of intelligence agencies.