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Delhi hospital confirms ISI agent’s death,details vanish from Pak site

Pakistan Army website about the “martyrdom” in Delhi of an ISI agent.

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 capital’s 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 hospital’s 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 website’s Shuhada’s (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).

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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.

First published on: 15-12-2010 at 04:15:17 am
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