Syed Anas Pasha

Syed Anas Pasha

Ex-ISI chief admits to funding BNP

Syed Anas Pasha, London Correspondent
LONDON: Former chief of Pakistan`s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Asad Durrani confessed to funding the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) during the 1991 general elections.

Asad Durrani came up with the admission during a Pakistan Supreme Court hearing on the spy agency`s mandate on Wednesday.

“Recently a UAE-based daily had alleged that ISI paid Rs 50 crore to BNP chairperson and former PM Khaleda Zia ahead of the 1991 elections in which the BNP won and formed the government," says the report published in the Daily Mail of UK on March 15.

BDST: 1954 HRS, MAR 16, 2012


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