Rawalpindi: An article was published in the daily, Independent, UK on 13 December 2011, in which Mr Omar Waraich has made false assertions regarding DG ISI’s visits to Arab countries. It has been said that the DG met senior Arab leaders and asked permission for a military coup in Pakistan. The story has been publish without verification at any level.
It is clarified that DG ISI did not meet any Arab leader between 1-9 May 2011 as mentioned in the article. DG ISI’s other visits to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and UAE only, prior to or after this period, were part of routine intelligence sharing activity, during which he interacted with his counterparts only.
Contents of the article are strongly and categorically denied. A legal notice is being served to the newspaper to retract the story and apologise.
For more information, contact:
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
Hilal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 927 1605
Fax: +9251 927 1601