The Spy Chronicles: Nawaz Sharif seeks probe against Musharraf, former CGS Shahid Aziz

03:54 PM | 29 May, 2018
The Spy Chronicles: Nawaz Sharif seeks probe against Musharraf, former CGS Shahid Aziz
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ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif expressed on Tuesday that there was no point in launching a probe solely against Gen (r) Asad Durrani for his recently launched book 'The Spy Chronicles'.

In an informal discussion with newsmen outside the accountability court, the supreme leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz expressed that former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and former Chief of General Staff (CGS) Shahid Aziz also passed such remarks.

The former premier asserted that a national inquiry commission should be formed after an advisory meeting to look into the contents of the book which contains chilling details about Pakistan's national security and strategic affairs.

The Spy Chronicles is jointly written by former Inter-Services Intelligence chief, Gen (r) Asad Durrani and ex-RAW chief, A.S Dulat.

On Monday, Durrani appeared before Pakistan Army's General Headquarters (GHQ) to explain his position on the book following which Major General Asif Ghafoor, director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, detailed that a formal Court of Inquiry headed by a serving lieutenant general had been ordered to probe the matter in detail.

"The competent authority has also been approached to place his name on Exit Control List," tweeted the ISPR chief.

The book in question has discussed important issues between the two nations. It also sheds light on Kargil Operation, Abbottabad Operation against Osama bin Laden, the arrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani, surgical strikes, etc.