The ISI of Pakistan
Since that time, the ISI has projected its influence across the region ― in 1988 its involvement in Indian Kashmir came under increasing scrutiny, and by 1995 its mentoring of what became the Afghan Taliban was well attested. But it was the organisation’s alleged links with Al Qaeda and the
discovery of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, at the heart of Pakistan’s military zone, that really threw it under the spotlight. These controversies and many more have dogged the ISI, including its role in Pakistan’s testing of a nuclear weapon in 1998 and its links with A.Q. Khan.
Offering fresh insights into the ISI as a domestic and international actor based on intimate knowledge of its inner workings and key individuals, this startlingly original book uncovers the hitherto shady world of Pakistan’s secret service.