Three ISI officers punished
By our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Three military officers, including a colonel, have either been removed from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) or their present assignment as a punishment for their Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“patchy involvementĂ˘â‚¬Âť in kidnapping of a retired brigadier, his daughter-in-law and four teenagers over a petty dispute that occurred some time back.
The ISI chief took strong exception to the involvement of two majors and a colonel in a brawl among the children of a general and a retired brigadier.
These officers were removed from the ISI or their present assignment with Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“full doseĂ˘â‚¬Âť given to them in military terminology. Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Internal actionĂ˘â‚¬Âť would be taken against the general in a way deemed fit by his seniors.
The action reflected Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“no compromiseĂ˘â‚¬Âť on discipline in the armed forces and strict enforcement of rules and regulations. The general, along with his wife, has already tendered an apology after his son and others allegedly thrashed the retired brigadierĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s son.
The story of the incident, which occurred in Sector I-8/4, was broken by The News Islamabad Bureau Chief Ansar Abbasi and it generated a debate at the highest level.