Did Pakistan play a role for IMF bailout, questions former GOC 15 Corps

Former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps, Lt General Satish Dua
Former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps, Lt General Satish Dua Twitter/ @TheSatishDua

Srinagar: Former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps, Lt General Satish Dua Tuesday questioned whether Pakistan had played a role in the killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul.

Talking to Greater Kashmir, the former Corps Commander of Chinar Corps, Lt Gen Dua, who served in Kashmir during the “surgical strike” in September 2016, said, “Al Qaeda chief being killed in Kabul clearly shows the support he enjoyed there, more so as he was living in the house belonging to Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is the No 2 leader in Afghanistan.”

Lt Gen Dua, who served as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) of the Indian Armed Forces, said that Haqqani was also known to have strong linkages with Pakistan’s ISI, which points to likely collusion.

Lt Gen Dua, who has attended Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow; Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; and National Defence College, Delhi said, “So the question arises if Pakistan had a role to play in this operation, possibly in exchange for the IMF bailout?”

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