Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha has offered to resign from his post during the Joint Session of Parliament after acknowledging the intelligence failure. He said, “There was no intentional negligence but an aspect of failure is there.”
He said that surrendered he is ready for full accountability of before any investigation team formed by the government of Pakistan to investigate the US operation inside Pakistan which resulted in the death of the Osama bin Laden. Shuja Pasha said that he had already offered to resign thrice but Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had asked him to stay.
DG ISI said, “I present myself for accountability before any forum, including parliament.” During his briefing to the parliamentarians Shuja Pasha said, “There was no intentional negligence but an aspect of failure is there.” He confirmed that initial information about Osama’s presence in Pakistan was provided to the United States by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan also informed the media that DG ISI also said that put in the picture the fact that blame of the failure to detect the presence of the world’s top terrorist must be shared by the local police and other intelligence.