The Ministry of National Defence has responded in writing to the petition submitted by the former Inter-Service Intelligence Service (ISI) chief retired officer Asad Durrani in Islamabad’s High Court, urging the court not to His name was deleted from the Exit Control List (ECL).
According to a copy of the response seen by Geo News, the ministry has indicated to the court that there is evidence that Durrani is still in contact with the Research and Analysis Department (RAW) of the Indian spy agency.
The Ministry of Defense also stated that there is evidence that Durrani has been in contact with anti-government elements in other countries since 2008.
The defence ministry also said that it has evidence which suggests Durrani has been in contact with anti-state elements from other countries since 2008.
The former ISI chief has moved the high court to seek the removal of his name from the no-fly list, stating that he wants to go abroad.
An inquiry was launched against Durrani for publishing “The Spy Chronicles”, which he has co-authored with former chief of India’s spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) AS Dulat.
Durrani was summoned to the Pakistan Army General Headquarters (GHQ) in May 2018, where he was asked to explain his position on the views given to him in the book.
ISPR stated in 2019 that Durrani was the co-author of the book and was convicted of violating the military code of conduct.
“He has been found guilty of violating the military code of conduct. His pension and other benefits have been stopped,” the then Director-General ISPR had tweeted.
The former ISI chief has said he will not comment since the matter is already in court, adding that it should be resolved through the judicial process.