A day after The Indian Express reported on the entry on the Pakistan Army website about the martyrdom in Delhi of an ISI agent on a Suicide Attack operation,top sources in the capitals Sir Ganga Ram Hospital confirmed that the death did indeed occur.
The ISI operative,Naik Zulfiqar Ahmed of the HQ 30 Corps,was referred to the hospital by the Pakistan High Commission,which also paid his medical bills,the sources said.
He was admitted in the hospitals nephrology department on November 1,2007,and died after fifteen days,most probably from kidney-related problems,a source said. No foul play was suspected,he added.
According to information put up on the Pakistan Army websites Shuhadas (Martyrs) Corner,Ahmed,from Bhimber in PoK,died on November 16,2007 at Ganga Ram Hosp N/Delhi. The Cause of Shahadat was Neptrrotic Syndrome/ARI (a reference to nephrotic syndrome and acute respiratory infection).
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is empanelled with the Pakistan High Commission,and Zulfiqar came as one of the beneficiaries, said a hospital source. It is not clear who claimed the body,or whether last rites were performed in India.
When contacted by The Indian Express,Shah Zaman Khan,Minister (Press) at the Pakistan High Commission,said they were ascertaining all facts. I am to get information on the issue, Khan said.