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Intelligence Bureau accused of ‘protecting’ terrorists by one of its own spies – Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has been accused by one in every of its personal spies of “defending” terrorists.

A serving assistant sub-inspector of IB, ASI Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Shahzad, has accused his senior officers of not taking motion towards terrorism suspects and filed a petition earlier than the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) requesting it to refer the matter to the Inter Providers Intelligence (ISI) for an intensive probe.

The IHC Registrar’s Workplace fastened the petition earlier than Justice Aamer Farooq on Monday who referred the case to IHC Chief Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi, with a observe that the matter could also be transferred to Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui since an equivalent matter is pending in his court docket, an IHC official mentioned.

Within the petition filed by way of his counsel Masroor Shah, Mr Shahzad has mentioned he joined the IB in 2007 and that he “reported towards varied terrorist teams having roots in Uzbekistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and India”.

ASI tells court docket he reported towards terrorist teams from varied international locations however no motion was taken

“Nonetheless, to the petitioner’s utter dismay, no motion was ever been taken by IB on this respect regardless of concrete proof offered to it within the type of the intelligence studies”, the petition says.

“Upon thorough intelligence gathering course of, it transpired that sure excessive officers of the IB themselves are immediately concerned with the terrorist organizations having linkages with hostile enemy intelligence businesses” the petition reads.

It goes on to say that the matter was even reported to the IB director common, who additionally didn’t take any steps.

It says some IB officers travelled to Israel and had direct hyperlinks with Afghan intelligence which, it was discovered later, had hyperlinks with one other terrorist group from Kazakhstan.

“These terrorists used to disguise themselves as citrus sellers in Kot-Momin and Bhalwal, Sargodha. The enterprise was a mere camouflage,” the petition says.

The petition goes on to say that the son of joint director IB (Punjab) was coping with the mentioned terrorist teams.

The petition claims that some officers of Afghan and Iranian intelligence used to take refuge within the locations of the citrus sellers.

The petition names sure IB’s officers who’re on the payroll of overseas intelligence businesses which embody a joint director common, administrators and deputy administrators. The petitioner says that the senior IB officers additionally facilitate Afghan nationals in getting Pakistani nationality.

Mr Shahzad mentioned he “has been working from pillar to put up together with approaching the prime minister of Pakistan to lift this subject of nationwide safety and safety of lives of the citizen of this nation however in useless.”

The petitioner requested the court docket that the problem of connivance, complacency and involvement of official of IB and different senior bureaucrats raised within the petition could graciously be entrusted to ISI for investigation.

The petition additional requested that the prime minister be directed to evolve a complete technique to maintain a examine on IB officers’ involvement in sectarian terrorism.

IB additionally not too long ago got here underneath assault by a joint investigation staff consisting of officers from ISI, Army Intelligence and officers from different departments for ‘hampering the investigation’ into the property of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s household.

Revealed in Daybreak, September 26th, 2017

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