No violation of military code of conduct: ISI ex-head


New Delhi, Former chief of Pakistan’s spy agency Lieutenant General (retired) Asad Durrani said on Saturday he would go to the Army’s General Headquarters on Tuesday and explain his views in the book he co-authored with former head of India's Research and Analysis Wing Amarjit Singh Dulat and journalist Aditya Sinha.Durrani said that he had not violated any code of conduct. "I will be going to GHQ on 28th May '18 to present my case to the Army regarding my new book 'Spy Chronicles'," he wrote on Twitter. "I have not violated any code of conduct and I am sure Army will agree with me." Late on Friday, the Pakistan Army has asked Durrani to come to the GHQ and explain the views attributed to him in the book, "The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace", which was released on Wednesday. The Army said views attributed to Durrani violated the military code of conduct "Lieutenant General Asad Durrani (Retired) being called in GHQ on 28th May 18. Will be asked to explain his position on views attributed to him in book ‘Spy Chronicles’," said a release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). "Attribution taken as violation of Military Code of Conduct applicable on all serving and retired military personnel." The book contains discussions between the two former spy agency chiefs on a range of topics, including Kashmir. Durrani has also suggested that Pakistan mishandled the case of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is currently in prison in Islamabad. On Friday, Durrani had defended his decision to write the book. He told the Pakistan daily, The Express Tribune, that the book was merely an exercise involving two people with extensive experience in Pakistan-India affairs coming together to record their perspectives. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded a meeting of the National Security Committee to discuss the content of the book.