April 29, 2014 9:30:32 am
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday praised the ISI for “ensuring protection and defence of the country” amid a raging controversy over the recent assassination attempt on senior TV anchor Hamid Mir. Presiding over a high-level meeting here, Sharif said all institutions will continue to work in synergy for the protection of public. “Prime Minister lauded the role and efforts of ISI in ensuring the protection and defence of the country,” an official statement said.His remarks came at a time when a controversy has been generated over the assassination attempt on Mir last week, with the latter’s brother blaming “certain elements” in the ISI and its chief Lt General Zaheer-ul-Islam of orchestrating the attack, a charge vehemently denied by the military.
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