Kayani refused to confiscate 26/11 accused Lakhvi's phone in jail'

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    'Kayani refused to confiscate 26/11 accused Lakhvi's phone in jail' - The Times of India
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    WASHINGTON: Pakistan army chief General
    Ashfaq Pervez Kayani refused an American
    request to confiscate the cell phone of jailed LeT
    commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi being used
    to direct the group's operation from the
    Rawalpindi jail, reflecting connection between the
    country's powerful military and the terrorist
    outfit.
    "Kayani rejected a US request that authorities take
    away the cell phone Lakhvi was using in jail,
    according to the memo to secretary of state
    Hillary Clinton and the National Security Council,"
    said the investigative news report which was
    telecast by PBS's Frontline and posted on the
    website of ProPublica on Tuesday.
    As a result of this Lakhvi continues to direct the
    LeT operations unhindered from the safe confines
    of a jail in Rawalpindi.
    According to the PBS/ProPublica joint
    investigation, during a meeting overseas last
    summer, a senior US official and Kayani, the chief
    of Pakistan's armed forces, discussed a threat that
    has strained the troubled US-Pakistani relationship
    since the 2008 Mumbai attacks blamed on the
    Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group.
    The senior US official expressed concern that
    Lakhvi, a terrorist chief arrested for the brutal
    attacks in India, was still directing Lashkar
    operations while in custody, according to a US
    government memo viewed by ProPublica.
    Kayani responded that Pakistan's spy agency, the
    Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), had
    told prison authorities to better control Lakhvi's
    access to the outside world, the memo said.
    The Kayani-US officials meeting, the memo said,
    was emblematic of the lack of progress three
    years after Lashkar and the ISI allegedly teamed
    up to kill 166 people in Mumbai.
    "The US government filed unprecedented charges
    against an ISI officer in the deaths of six
    Americans. Yet, Pakistani authorities have not
    arrested him or other accused masterminds. The
    failure to crack down on the jailed Lakhvi, whose
    trial has stalled, raises fears of new attacks on
    India and the West, it quoted the counter-terror
    officials as saying.
    "Lakhvi is still the military chief of Lashkar," a US
    counterterror official is quoted as saying.
    "He is in custody but has not been replaced. And
    he still has access and ability to be the military
    chief. Don't assume a Western view of what
    custody is," the official said.
    Sebastian Rotella - the investigative reporter for
    PBS Frontline and ProPublica - wrote that in the
    United States, stubborn questions persist about
    the case's star witness David Coleman Headley, a
    confessed Lashkar operative and ISI spy.
    "The Pakistani-American's testimony at a trial in
    Chicago this year revealed the ISI's role in the
    Mumbai attacks and a plot against Denmark. It
    was the strongest public evidence to date of ISI
    complicity in terrorism," Rotella wrote.
     
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    Is no agency monitoring the activity of the cell phone? The contact list would be useful to know about. Obvious stuff.

    What does the US think Pakistan is ever going to do if it balks on such matters?

    What would a benefit/cost analysis show about the US-Pakistan relationship?

    I have this fantasy about covert action against these ISI people...
     
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    P.S. Comments following the article were instructive to me. (I know I could be criticized by Messiah for reading them.:lol:)
     
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    Its just waste of time to discuses on this....We and world know about..Pakistan and there true leadership....
     
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    He will not do anything because he is the creator and mentor.
     
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    Yes you will be and rightly so. Ever read comments on yahoo ?
     

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