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Former ISI Chief General (R) Asad Durrani responds to the criticism over his new book

ISLAMABAD, MAY 26 (DNA) – Former ISI chief Lt. Gen (retd) Asad Durrani has responded over the criticism over his book “The Spy Chronicles”.He had written a book co-authored with former RAW chief AS Dulat and an Indian journalist Aditiya Sinha.He said the literary collaboration was simply a case of two people with experience in Indo-Pak affairs joining hands to discuss their respective perspectives.

Regarding criticism from Nawaz Sharif and Raza Rabbani, the former ISI chief said anyone – be it a civilian or a former military official – who has been at the centre of such bilateral matters and experience, has a right to write their memoirs and share their perspectives.

He maintained that those criticising the book have not actually gone through it. “They are reaching conclusions based on distorted news items,” he said.

Durrani added that the focus of the criticism should be on the substance of the book, rather than who wrote it.