Post Durrani, Pak may do away with NSA post altogether

January 14th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Jan.14 (ANI): In an apparent damage control exercise after the sacking of the National Security Advisor, Mehmood Ali Durrani, the Pakistan government is seriously thinking of doing away with the post in the country.
The government is considering abolishing the post of adviser to the Prime Minister on national security after the sacking of Mehmood Ali Durrani, the Daily Times quoted a private television channel, as saying. Although several names are circulating as potential contenders for the office, the government may just do away with the post altogether, the channel said.
Durrani was sacked by the Prime Minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani last week, after he admitted that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the Mumbai attacks, belonged to Pakistan.
According to a Pak official, the government wants to avoid further contradictions in the official statements issued by the top of its functionaries.
The government does not want too many channels reporting on issues of a sensitive nature simultaneously, the official said. (ANI)

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