GHQ summons Durrani over controversial book: report


Pakistan Army on Friday expressed its reservations on former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief General (r) Asad Durrani’s book titled “The Spy Chronicles”, which he co-authored with the former head of Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief AS Dulat.

According to media reports, the retired general will be summoned to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to explain his position under the light of the Military’s code of conduct as the book states many facts that do not reflect the reality and might be considered as a violation of the code of conduct.

It is further said that the armed forces believe that it is a timely move since no one is above the law.

Durrani, who served as the chief of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency from August 1990 till March 1992, co-authored the book titled ‘The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace’ with former Indian spy chief AS Dulat.

Earlier, former premier Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani voiced their reservations over the book.

Speaking to journalists in Islamabad on Friday, Nawaz demanded that an emergency meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) be summoned over the book written by Durrani.

The former premier said that a trustworthy national commission should be constituted to look over such matters.

Rabbani, who formerly served as the chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, also severely criticised the teaming up of former chiefs of Pakistan and India’s spy agencies to write the book.

“A book co-authored by former chief of India’s spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) AS Dulat and ex-chief of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani has recently been published,” Rabbani said while addressing a Senate session on Friday.

“It is shocking that on one hand Pakistan and India relations are at an all-time low and on the other hand, former spy chiefs of both the countries are teaming up to write a book.”

Rabbani further lashed out saying that had a civilian or a politician teamed up with a counterpart to write a book similar to Dulat and Durrani’s, then there would have been a “hue and cry.”

“Had a politician done the same thing he would have been labelled a traitor,” he asserted.


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