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SVA role for ISI: Policies of all shades are equal move with ‘surrender of civil space’

ISLAMABAD: Political leaders from abroad reacted to government move notify the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as the Special Verification Agency (SVA) for verification of civil servants, description move as “amazing” and tantamount to “providing up civil space”.

Leaders of three main political parties – PML-N, PPP and PTI – said an additional task of verification of civil servants added to the burden of the main agency of the country is negative, keeping in view of situation on eastern and western borders.

The reaction followed a day after government advised that the main spy agency will screen government employees before commissioning, appointment and appointment, and promotion.

Otherwise staunch opponents turned out to be in unison, over in issue and said ISI already fight with “complicated war” inside and outside country, and this “unreasonable responsibility” will distract for in worldis a well-known intelligence agency. “Situation in Afghanistan, Kashmir, domestic terrorism and related issues… and other events shaping up around world require an active approach, and this new role will definitely affect ISI performance”, they pointed out out.

It is important to mention here that previously the Intelligence Bureau (IB) carried out the screening process. of civil servants and has now been replaced by ISI.

stalwart of PPP and former The President of the Senate, Senator Raza Rabbani, said that a notice allowing the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to screen government employees amounted to a “concession of civilians.” space”.

He said the notice indicated a lack of confidence in civil apparatus of state, adding that it move will also blurring the lines between civil and military bureaucracy.

The constitution, as well as the Civil Service Act of 1973, were all-encompassing laws and did not require scrutiny. of civil servants, he said.

Another PPP senator, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar also criticized government move. ” prime minister proposed to include all “public officials” in proposed notice immediately. Why discriminate against politicians? After all, traitors more common in our ranks! he remarked sarcastically. in tweet.

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— Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (@Mustafa_PPP) June 4, 2022

Sources revealed that decision was taken in recent federal cabinet meeting, but was kept hidden by adding that the ISI already started working and looking for data of government officers and members of their families from departments concerned.

FROM special status and authority, they said, the spy agency would monitor on morality and financial affairs of in government officers and will provide details to promotion boards, especially influential board and the Central Selection Board (CSB).

On the other hand, leaders of PML-N and PTI – agreed on Saturday when the main spy agency of the country should be under civilian control and accountable parliament after PML-N led coalition government provided the agency with legal cover to screen civilian officials.

leader of the PML-N and former information minister Pervez Rashid said on Twitter what if ISI was tasked with with verification of civilian officials, then a spy agency should be under civilian control and be accountable to parliament.

Taking to myself twitter deal on On Saturday, PTI leader Fawad Ch said: “The institution (ISI) should think about what role he wants play in Pakistan politics”. “Need a discussion on in new roles of civil institutions and institutions after media revolution,” he tweeted.

“Absolutely true,” he wrote. former human rights minister and PTI leader Shirin Mazari in reply to tweet by Fawad Ch. “This discussion critical for in future of democracy in Pakistan.”

Quite right. This debate critical for in future of democracy in Pakistan. https://t.co/VY6Z9TcFWt

— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) June 4, 2022

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) also expressed concern over in governments decision.

“Even if it practice was already in placeit goes against democratic norms. role of in military in civil affairs must retreat if Pakistan move forward like a democracy,” said the CHRP.

According to officialdespite the notification, IB will continue to send its reports as normal. official said that since then government now gave legal effect to reports issued by ISI and henceforth they may be used in courts as a valid legal document.

However former Institution department secretary disagree. He noted that although prime minister It has power change or make rules for bureaucracy, it would be better if the Establishment Division issued a Regulatory Order (SRO) to amend the Rules of Appointment, Promotion and Transfer (ATR) governing civil bureaucracy, if it wanted to give official accusation of ISI of verification process.

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Sandra Loyd
Sandra Loyd
Sandra is the Reporter working for World Weekly News. She loves to learn about the latest news from all around the world and share it with our readers.

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