Tribune’s Gamechangers 2011: Ahmed Shuja Pasha

Standing firm in the face of heavy criticism.

Express January 08, 2012

The elusive director general of Pakistan’s premier spy agency came under heavy criticism this year when al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was found living in Abbottabad, home to the country’s military academy. Things worsened for the intelligence chief when America’s former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen accused the ISI of fighting a proxy war in Afghanistan and supporting the terrorist Haqqani network.

Despite all the heat and rumours that he and the army chief will be sacked by the civilian government, Pasha managed to hold onto his position and give a statement against the government in the Memogate scandal, alleging that he believes the memo has compromised Pakistan’s national security.

Fun fact: Two extensions after retirement age? Thank you Gilani, Zardari.


PakJam | 9 years ago | Reply @Amir: Well they say that Pak Army was varitable arm of US. What do you have to say about that. Are you that naive? or just pretending to be an idiot?
sial | 9 years ago | Reply

Well done DG Pasha. You stood firm to our adversaries no matter how strong they were and protected our interests in Afghanistan. Without you, the Americans would have turned Aghanistan (or they already have) into virtually an Indian out post.

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