Political wings of ISI, IB controlling political parties in Pak : PML-Q

August 26th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Aug.26 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League- Quaid (PML-Q) has said that ‘political wings’ of state intelligence agencies were controlling political parties in the country.

In an interview with a private television channel, PML-Q Secretary General Mushahid Hussain said every democratic government in the country has been utilizing intelligence agencies such as the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) to achieve their political goals.

Hussain claimed that ISI’s political wing was formed during former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s regime, The Dawn reports.

He asked the Gilani Government to constitute a Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Intelligence which would be responsible for the accountability of intelligence agencies.

However, Interior Advisor Rehman Malik has rejected Hussain’s claims saying the Pakistan Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI) have no political wings.

“No political eavesdropping is being carried out at any secret agencies,” Malik said.

He also rejected reports of phone tapping of some of the prominent leaders of the country. (ANI)

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