IB seeks dismissal of probe-petition on grounds of being ‘unnecessary’ | Pakistan

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Disclosing the main points of its secret operations will influence the division’s efficiency negatively, IB responded to the IHC on Saturday. Picture: File

ISLAMABAD: The Intelligence Bureau (IB), in response to a petition admitted in Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC), demanded that the petition be dismissed on the premise of being ‘pointless,’ Zari Information learnt on Saturday. 

IB’s serving assistant sub-inspector, ASI Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Shahzad, has accused senior officers of not taking motion towards terrorism suspects and filed a petition earlier than the IHC, requesting it to refer the matter to the Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI) for a radical probe.

Disclosing the main points of its secret operations will influence the division’s efficiency negatively, IB responded to the IHC.

“The petition ought to be dismissed on the grounds of being frivolous, because it calls for the disclosure of particulars pertaining to secret operations and process targets,” the response says. “If disclosed, these particulars will compromise nationwide safety as they’ll expose the executive items of the division.” 

The division additional mentioned that IB is a part of the federal legislative listing linked to the safety of Pakistan and it’s labeled as a division on the federal stage, nonetheless, it has not been notified as one because of the secretive nature of its operations.

IB notifications usually are not printed in Gazette of Pakistan, all of its correspondence is taken into account a nationwide secret, and the title of its functionaries are saved secret, the response says. 

The allotted departmental price range can be not printed within the official price range doc, the response mentioned.

“If the required data is submitted to the courtroom, the key particulars will grow to be a public doc, which may probably deteriorate the nation’s international relations,” IB has acknowledged.

“The extra paperwork hooked up to the writ petition are a violation of service guidelines,” the response says. “Workers of the division usually are not allowed to retain copies of stories based mostly on confidential data.”

The petitioner has filed 14 petitions towards the division in whole and has ‘incessantly induced hassle’ for the division by doing so, the response claims, including that the petition ought to be dismissed on the premise of being pointless. 

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