Former ISI Chief General (R) Asad Durrani appeal: New developments reported from IHC

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Former ISI Chief General (R) Asad Durrani appeal: New developments reported from IHC

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday heard the case against appeal of former ISI Chief General (R) Asad Durrani.

IHC ordered the Defence Ministry to submit an inquiry report of the investigation carried out against the former director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt Gen (r) Asad Durrani within one month.

A single judge bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, while hearing a case pertaining to the removal of Durrani’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL), gave a last chance to the ministry to submit its report.

“Just apprise the court if no action is being pursued against Durrani,” said Justice Kayani. “If action is being taken then submit the inquiry report in the court.”

Durrani was represented by Umar Farrukh Adam whereas Brigadier Falak Naz represented the Defence Ministry.

The hearing was then adjourned till Feb 21.

Last year, on May 29, the Ministry of Interior placed Durrani’s name on the ECL after the General Headquarters (GHQ) ordered a probe against him over his disclosures in a book, The Spy Chronicles, co-authored by the former RAW chief, Amarjit Singh Dulat.

Durrani, who served as the ISI chief between August 1990 and March 1992, co-authored the book titled ‘The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace’ with Dulat.