Terrorists protected by local agencies: Pakistan spy files petition in High Court

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Islamabad : In yet another shocker for Pakistan, an intelligence officer has accused the country's own agencies of "protecting" the terrorists. He also filed a petition seeking thorough probe in the matter, said a media report.


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The petitioner, identified as Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Shahzad, accused senior Intelligence Bureau (IB) officers of not taking any action against the terror suspects.

Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Shahzad is a serving assistant sub-inspector of Intelligence Bureau.

In a petition filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), he requested the court to refer the matter to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for a thorough probe, Dawn reported.

As mentioned in the petition, Shahzad himself notified his seniors about several terror suspects but nothing concrete action was taken against them.

"However, to the petitioner's utter dismay, no action was ever been taken by IB in this respect despite concrete evidence provided to it in the form of the intelligence reports," the petition says.

"Upon thorough intelligence gathering process, it transpired that certain high officials of the IB themselves are directly involved with the terrorist organisations having linkages with hostile enemy intelligence agencies," it reads.