Pasha’s London trip under investigation: Gilani
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said DG ISI Lt-Gen Shuja Pasha’s trip to London in May was under investigation and all institutes including ISI were working under the government’s ambit, DawnNews reported.
Speaking to media representatives after attending a wedding ceremony at a local hotel, the prime minister said that yesterday’s press conference was aimed at eradicating speculations and misunderstandings regarding army-government relations.
Gilani on Monday rebuffed the speculation that the government was planning to sack Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and DG ISI Lt-Gen Shuja Pasha.
The reports about army chief and DG ISI were the latest in what has been feverish press speculation about a rift between civilian politicians and the military.
To a question on whether a conspiracy was being hatched against the government, he said certain elements from time to time had been trying to create differences between the judiciary and the government, and also between the president and the prime minister, but in vain.
Answering a question, he said that DG ISI was on a trip to Doha with his permission this time.
He reiterated that the government was respectful of the apex court.
The prime minister further said that Babar Awan will himself clarify questions raised by the Supreme Court regarding his press conference.
Gilani said that he did not make a mistake by sending the memogate issue to Parliamentary Committee on National Security for the investigation.
However a clarification statement was issued later by the PM House denying any such statement issued by the prime minster.
“There is no investigation under way regarding DG ISI’s London trip. What prime minister meant to say was the issue is sub judice,” said the PM House statement.