Kasab Declared Pakistani After Consultations: Durrani

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    Kasab Declared Pakistani After Consultations: Durrani



    Former National Security Advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani, who was sacked for identifying the lone surviving Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab as a Pakistani has said the decision was made after consultations with all top officials, including the ISI chief.

    "I am not a fool. Before giving the statement, I consulted all relevant quarters," Durrani said.

    Durrani was fired by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani shortly after he identified Kasab as a Pakistani, said he made the decision on his own but after consulting all important officials, including ISI top boss, Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha.

    "I did not issue the statement on his (Pasha's) directive. However, I did consult him and there was an understanding between the two of us that the identity of Kasab should be revealed as most people were already aware of it," Durrani, who was sacked in January 2009, told Dawn News.

    In reply to a question whether he felt he was made a scapegoat, Durrani said Gilani was a "peer saint" – a reference to the premier's links to a spiritual family – who issued a "royal order without even listening to me".

    Gilani issued the order for his removal on hearsay and did not even speak to him, Durrani said.

    He contended Gilani had no powers to remove him as only the President could do so.

    A furious Gilani had announced the sacking of Durrani while speaking to a TV news channel on January 7, 2009, hours after Durrani acknowledged that Kasab was a Pakistani.


    Asked if he spoke to President Asif Ali Zardari after his ouster as he was appointed by Zardari, Durrani said the President gave him a phone call.

    He refused to divulge the details of his conversation with Zardari.

    Talking about a secret US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks that said Durrani handed over the notes of an in-camera session of parliament in 2008 to US officials, he said it was incorrect that he had handed over any documents to then American envoy Anne Paterson.

    Referring to another US cable released recently by WikiLeaks that contained references to a 2008 terrorist attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Durrani denied that he had accused the ISI of having a hand in the incident.

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    a pakistani link
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    Statement on Kasab was made after consultation: Gen Durrani | Newspaper | DAWN.COM
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    Statement on Kasab was made
    after consultation: Gen
    Durrani
    By Azaz Syed | From the
    Newspaper
    (19 hours ago) Today
    Asked why he had issued such a
    sensitive statement, Mahmud
    Durrani said,“I am not a fool.
    Before giving the statement I
    consulted all relevant quarters”.
    - File Photo
    ISLAMABAD: Major General
    (retd) Mahmud Ali Durrani, a
    former national security
    adviser to the prime minister,
    has disclosed that the much-
    talked about decision to
    reveal the identity of Ajmal
    Kasab, the lone survivor of
    Mumbai terror attacks, to the
    media was his own, but that it
    was taken after consultations
    with all important officials,
    including ISI chief Lt-Gen
    Ahmed Shuja Pas ha.
    Gen (retd) Durrani was
    unceremoniously removed from
    his post in Jan 2009 by Prime
    Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for
    publicly disclosing Ajmal Kasab’s
    nationality.
    “I did not issue the statement on
    his (Pasha’s) directive. However, I
    did consult him” and there was
    an understanding between the
    two of us that the identity of
    Kasab should be revealed as
    most people were already aware
    of it,” Mr Durrani said in an
    exclusive interview with
    DawnNews television.
    Asked why he had issued such a
    sensitive statement, Mahmud
    Durrani said,“I am not a fool.
    Before giving the statement I
    consulted all relevant quarters”.
    In reply to a question whether
    he felt that he was made a
    scapegoat, Gen (retd) Durrani
    said the prime minister was a
    “peer sain” who issued a “royal
    order without even listening to
    me”. Mr Gilani issued the orders
    on hearsay and did not even
    speak to him, he added. He said
    Mr Gilani had no powers to
    remove him as only the
    president could do so.
    Asked if he spoke to the
    president after his ouster as he
    was appointed by Mr Zardari,
    Durrani said President Zardari
    made him a phone call.
    However, he refused to divulge
    the details of his discussion with
    President Zardari. Talking about
    the WikiLeaks controversy in
    which Durrani was accused of
    handing over the notes of an in
    camera session of parliament in
    2008, he said it was incorrect
    that he had handed over any
    documents to Anne Paterson,
    the then US Ambassador to
    Pakistan.
    Durrani, while referring to a
    WikiLeaks cable released
    recently, denied that he had
    accused the ISI of having a hand
    in an attack on the Indian High
    Commission in Kabul in 2008.
    According to the cable, Mahmud
    Durrani, in his meeting with
    Indian National Security Adviser
    M. K. Narayanan in 2008, had
    alleged the Inter Services
    Intelligence had a role in the
    bomb attack on the Indian High
    Commission.
     
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    Lol, they had to hold consultation with top leaders of ISI/PA to decide if Kasab was Pakistani. So what other option did they have apart from calling him Indian? It was independently verified by their own media as being a Pakistani.
     
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    american, cia agent
    israili, mossad agent
    british, mi6 agent
    somalian, pirates
     
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    Lol I like the last one. Somalian pirates propagated by over zealous pakistani forumers. Read that some time back.
     
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    yap that what they do if they dont have any good constructive work to do.
     
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    did they made kasab drop his pants to check the genuinity?
     

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