Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Pak to get new intel body to coordinate spy agencies under ISI chief

As per a media report on Tuesday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the setting up of the National Intelligence Coordination Committee in the country. This intel body will coordinate over 2 dozen spy agencies of Pakistan. The National Intelligence Coordination Committee of Pakistan will be headed by the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) chief.

Pakistan has brought its civilian and military agencies under the control of the ISI chief. Reports suggest that the plan of action or the execution of the committee has not been discussed much as of now. However, the discussions about the founding of the intel body have been happening there.

The committee will be governed by the chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), which is likely to increase the control of the military over the key institutions of Pakistan.

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Before the proposal of Pakistan’s National Intelligence Coordination Committee was sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan, the intelligence agencies had a couple of rounds of discussions. Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved the proposal of the establishment of this committee.

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