Pakistan's ISI had held Osama Bin Laden prisoner for nearly six years in Abbottabad and handed him over to the US in a staged raid, a media report said today in new controversial account of the al-Qaeda chief's death.
Afghan Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on Tuesday denounced recent MoU signed between the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistan`s spy agency ISI, saying that there was no justification for signing an MoU with an intelligence service that has worked to undermine peace and stability in Afghanistan for so long.
After years of antagonism and accusations, spy agencies in Pakistan and Afghanistan will now share information, the Pakistani military said, in another sign frosty relations between the neighbours may be gradually thawing.
Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday asked the country's intelligence community, including the ISI, to play a more proactive role in countering "hostile agencies" trying to destabilise the nation.
Pakistan on Thursday denied it had any prior knowledge of the whereabouts of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin laden, who was killed in a US raid at a high-walled mansion in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa garrison township of Abbottabad in 2011.
In the aftermath of US journalist Seymour Hersh's explosive revelations on 2011 US raid, reports in Pakistani media have made public the name of the intelligence officer who informed the CIA about the secret hideout of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad.
Some elements within Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI may have had knowledge of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, but the raid that killed the al-Qaeda chief was a unilateral American military operation, according to a senior US official.
In a new detailed account on May 2011 Osama raid, published in the London Review of Books, US journalist Seymour Hersh has made some explosive revelations about the mission that culminated in the killing of one of the world's most dangerous terrorist Osama bin Laden.
Pakistan-based terror group LeT's technology chief Zarrar Shah and his fellow militants continue to direct terrorist activity from behind bars under ISI's watch, setting up in jail a control room like the one in Karachi to oversee the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, a report said.
In what exposes Pakistani establishment’s deep rooted links with terror outfits like the Lashkar-e-Toiba, it has now come to the fore that 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is being protect by Pakistan Army commandos in plainclothes and is staying at a safehouse near Lahore.
Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and that country's Army have directed the militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir not to carry out attacks on civilians but to target security forces, leading to spurt in casualties among men in uniform, Home Ministry officials said.