FBI busts Pakistan’s ISI front in US
Pakistan’s infamous secret service agency the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is in the dock as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has filed a criminal complaint in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, stating that a non-governmental organization, the Kashmir American Council (KAC), based in Washington DC, had received up to $4 million in illegal contributions from the ISI.
Ghulam Nabi Fai, KAC’s director and a pro-Kashmiri activist, has been arrested on the charge of having violated laws which prohibit work for foreign governments without authorisation. The United States’ Justice Department has also charged a second man, Zaheer Ahmad, with recruiting dummy donors for the KAC, through whom the ISI routed the funds.
The FBI alleged that Dr. Fai reported to several ISI officials, identified as Brigadier Javed Aziz Khan, Brigadier Sohail Mehmood, Lieutenant-Colonel Tauqeer Mehmood Butt and the former head of the organisation’s security directorate, Major-General Mumtaz Bajwa.