There is evidence of Asad Durrani’s links with the Indian intelligence agency RAW, the Ministry of Defense said
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defense has filed a written reply in the Islamabad High Court on the issue of removing the name of Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani from the ECL. In response, the Defense Ministry said that Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani had been associated with the Indian intelligence agency RAW since 2008 and had been in touch with other anti-state elements since 2008.
The Ministry of Defense said in its reply that Asad Durrani had requested the court to remove his name from the ECL in order to leave the country. However, Asad Durrani’s name was placed on the ECL in 2019 on the recommendation of the Ministry of Defense. The written reply also said that Asad Durrani co-authored a book titled ‘Spy Chronicles’ with former Indian intelligence chief AS Dalit. An examination of the book reveals that its content violates the Official Secrets Act, 1952.
The Ministry of Defense added that many more books of this style are being finalized against Pakistan’s top leadership and national security, while Asad Durrani’s opinion on social media in October 2020 was not considered appropriate. Asad Durrani’s going out for this book, panel interview or participating in an international conference is against national security. According to the existing law, a person who is accused of conspiracy against the country cannot leave Pakistan.