Islamabad: Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI got itself an allocation of a staggering Rs. 5.55 billion, apparently for covert operations, but has not accounted for it.
And now, the country’s top officials appear reluctant to disclose how and on what the military intelligence agency spent the huge sum of money on.
According to information provided by the Finance Ministry to the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC), the amount was paid to the ISI as a supplementary grant during the financial year 2007-08. Grilled by the Parliamentary watchdog, all Finance Secretary Salman Siddiqui had to say was “this is highly sensitive information and hence I can’t talk about it at an open forum.”