Pakistan government has stopped the pension and other benefits of Asad Durrani, the former head of Inter-Services Intelligence for co-writing a book with RAW chief AS Dulat.

Islamabad: Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani has been found guilty of violating military code of conduct by co-authoring a controversial book with India's former intelligence head. As a punishment, Durrani will not receive any pension and other benefits from the Pakistani government. Durrani, who was head of the ISI from August 1990 till March 1992, wrote a book titled 'The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace' with former R&AW chief AS Dulat.

After the book was published, the Pakistan Army launched a Court of Inquiry against Durrani. The book deals with issues such as terrorism, 2008 Mumbai attacks, Kashmir and the influence of intelligence agencies in both the countries, PTI reported.

Addressing a media briefing, Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said being a former senior officer, who held a sensitive position, his conduct should have been different.

“Asad Durrani has been found of guilty of violating military code of conduct...His pension and related benefits have been stopped. He is no more entitled to the benefits which a retired officer is entitled," PTI quoted Ghafoor as saying.

Ghafoor, however, said that the retired Lieutenant General will be allowed to retain his rank.

Durrani is no stranger to controversies. In 1994, former PM Nawaz Sharif had accused the former ISI chief and COAS Mirza Aslam Beg of trying to sell “heroin to fund ISI’s covert military operations in early 1991.” Durrani had also said it was possible that the Pakistani knew about the presence of Osama bin Laden in the country.