Government takes back notification about ISI and IB

on Saturday, 26th July 2008, Pakistani goevernment issued a notification that ‘Inter Services Intelligence’ and ‘Intelligence Bureau’ would be reporting to the Interior Ministry instead of Prime Minister. Asif Ali Zardari favoured the decision and said that it would help both of these institutions to work without any political interference.

Yesterday, all of a sudden government issued another notification in which they said that there has been a mistake in understanding the previous notification and both ISI and IB would be reporting to the Prime Minister as previous.

Its another blunder (as I would call it) of PPP led allied government. Before some days they announced wrong figure of increment in the price of CNG due to which the whole nation suffered and paid millions of extra rupees for two days. On the other hand, I see it as the first CLASH between the political government and Pakistan Armed Forces. In my view this notification is taken back on the pressure of Army Chief, who did not like this move. This is the time when the government must act in a very serious and mature way for improving its non-serious image.


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