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Pak Govt Admits It Has No Control Over Army, ISI

Islamabad, Dec 22: Pakistan's defence ministry has admitted in the Supreme Court that it does not have operational control over the military and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).The Defence Ministry told the court that  it has

PTI [ Updated: December 22, 2011 18:22 IST ]
pak govt admits it has no control over army isi
pak govt admits it has no control over army isi

Islamabad, Dec 22: Pakistan's defence ministry has admitted in the Supreme Court that it does not have operational control over the military and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).


The Defence Ministry told the court that  it has no operational control over the armed forces as well as the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), reports  Dawn.

The Supreme Court is hearing the case about a secret memo sent to Washington that claimed President Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup following the May 2 killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the Abbottabad town by US Marine commandos.

The defence ministry's one-page reply said it was not in a position to submit any reply on behalf of the armed forces and the ISI.

Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz had revealed about the secret memo, leading to the resignation of Pakistan's ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani.

Former minister Sherry Rehman was appointed the new US envoy.

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