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I made Army, ISI answerable to Parliament, says Gilani

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Ex- Pak PM calls Abottabad operation that killed Osama as ‘failure of intellegence’

GilaniiIslamabad: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani claimed that he was the first prime minister of Pakistan who made the Army and the spy agency ISI answerable to the Parliament.

Gilani said that he did not repent his decision of reinstating judges of higher courts, deposed by General Pervez Musharraf. He said that President Asif Ali Zardari and he had conveyed to Kayani that the government wants to restore the deposed judges.

While speaking to Geo News, Gilani said that he was the first prime minister of Pakistan who made the Army and the spy agency ISI answerable to parliament. He said there was a wrong perception in the Obama administration that Pakistan Army did not support the civilian government.

“However, I made (US) President (Barack) Obama realize that all high-value targets in Pakistan were arrested due to close collaboration between ISI and the CIA.”

About Abbottabad operation undertaken by the US that killed Osama bin Laden, the ex-PM said it was a failure of the intelligence agencies of Pakistan. “On the night of operation, I was informed by General Kayani that Americans have intruded into Pakistani areas.”

He said that he called Foreign Secretary and told him to make arrangements for registering a strong protest it. He also said that in fact Pakistan lacks technology and that is why it failed to detect that Americans have entered Pakistani territory.

PTI 

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