- Asad Durrani co-wrote a book with former RAW chief AS Dulat
- Pak may have given details of Osama to US, the book suggests
- Book based on the two authors' talks on various topics including Kashmir
Asad Durrani has been facing a controversy since the release last week of "The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace", the book he co-wrote with AS Dulat, who headed India's intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
He was summoned to the Pakistani military headquarters yesterday and accused of violating the institution's code of conduct over comments he made in the book.
The military is the most powerful institution in Pakistan and has ruled the country for around half its history. Criticism of the military, especially its use of proxies or terrorists in conflicts in the region, is seen as taboo in the country.
Exploring a topic that is extremely sensitive for the Pakistani army, the book suggests that Islamabad may have known about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and may have later handed over information to the US resulting in the 2011 raid that killed the Al Qaeda chief.
"The more important thing is that the investigative report I have seen - two from the west, two from Pakistan, they all come to more or less the same conclusion that at some stage the ISI cooperated, the army cooperated," said Asad Durrani, adding that the operation also had the consent of the government.
The controversy comes weeks after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif sparked a similar firestorm at home and in India by suggesting Pakistani terrorists were behind the 2008 attacks in Mumbai.
Follow NDTV for latest election news and live coverage of assembly elections 2019 in Maharashtra and Haryana.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.