DOHA: Former director general (DG) of Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) and former DG of the Pakistan Army’s Military Intelligence (MI) Lt. General Mohammad Asad Durrani (retd) has told Al Jazeera’s premier interview program Head to Head that Pakistan had most probably disclosed the site of ex. Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden to the US.
In an interview on Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar, the former ISI and MI chief doubts that ISI’s official line had been unaware of OBL prior to his killing and Pakistan would have only exchanged knowledge of his location in a quid pro quo deal.
General Durrani told the host of Head to Head Mehdi Hasan, “I cannot say exactly what happened but my assessment was it is quite possible that they (the ISI) did not know but it was more probable that they did. And the idea was that at the right time, his location would be revealed. And the right time would have been, when you can get the necessary quid pro quo-if you have someone like Osama bin Laden; you are not going to simply hand him over to the US.”
General Durrani gives his opinion regarding quid and pro that may be OBL’s position was disclosed to US in exchange for an agreement to bring the Afghan problem to an end.