Troubling claims: ISI ex-chief plotted to topple govt, says Mushahid

Govt’s spokesperson categorically denies the PML-N stalwart’s claim

News Desk August 15, 2015
Federal minister Mushahidullah Khan. PHOTO: INP

A senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has claimed that during the last year’s marathons sit-ins by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), the then Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief had plotted to topple the country’s civil and military leaderships.

In an interview to BBC Urdu at the first anniversary of the sit-ins, Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan said the conspiracy was foiled after a civilian intelligence agency, Intelligence Bureau (IB), intercepted a call of the ISI chief Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam who was allegedly giving instruction to create chaos during the sit-ins and take control of the PM House.

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presented an audio tape of the conversation to the Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif, in a meeting held in the evening of August 28, 2014.

“The army chief was astonished to hear the tape and called for General Zaheerul Islam who came to the meeting and after hearing the sound bite acknowledged that it was his voice. Later, the army chief asked Islam to leave,” Mushahidullah said.

The PML-N stalwart claimed that the conspiracy was aimed at toppling not only the civilian government but also the military leadership.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2015.


Ch. Allah Daad | 6 years ago | Reply Everyone knew that Imran and Fake Revolutionary Thug would not had dared to spread anarchy if they had not been directed and sponsored by someone very powerful and very important person. Why is that in Pakistan, media and others can use terms such as "Na Maloom Afraad", "Agencies" "Hasaas Adaray", but nobody can name the real culprit. In this drama too, Pakistan Army and General Raheel should be proud of themselves that they protected Democracy and Government from Anarchists and Rouge Elements. If anyone was involved, he must be brought forward and punished. General Raheel should also prove that no individual is more important than Pakistan.
Usman | 6 years ago | Reply Military doesn't need to overthrow any government, when the time comes, the government will fall on its own weight and military will be left to sweep the mess
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