Islamabad: Branding Pakistani intelligence agencies mainly the ISI as a “rogue agency”, country’s top nuclear scientist A Q Khan has said that it takes orders from the Army chief and not the civilian government.
Charging that ISI operated outside the law and totally ignored court orders, Khan in a scathing attack on the military intelligence agency said it was being used against politicians and as a “extended arm of the dictators.”
Writing in a column in the daily ‘The News’, said, “this had led to all the coups staged in the country,” since the military takeover by late dictator Ayub Khan.
“Unfortunately, in our country the performance of the intelligence agencies is anything but commendable and is not something to be proud of.
They have been the extended arm of dictators and been widely branded as rogue organisations,” he wrote.