Pakistan Army takes strong action against former ISI Chief over controversial book

Pakistan Army takes strong action against former ISI Chief over controversial book

ISLAMABAD: The army on Monday ordered an inquiry against former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General (r)Asad Durrani for writing a “controversial” book, titled: “The Spy Chronicles”.

The former spy chief co-authored the book with the former head of Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief AS Dulat.

He has been summoned to the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters (GHQ) today 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”.

Pakistan Army on Friday expressed its reservations on Asad Durrani’s book titled “The Spy Chronicles”, which he co-authored with

The Director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations tweeted about the summons on Friday.

“Lt Gen Asad Durrani, Retired being called in GHQ on 28th May 18. 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,” Major General Asif Ghafoor posted.

The development came after 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 had 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.