ISLAMABAD: Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, who is at the centre of the Mullen memo-gate controversy, has now claimed that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha had visited Arab countries for discussions on a possible coup by the army.
Ijaz told The Independent newspaper of Britain that a US intelligence source had told him that "their information was that Pasha had traveled to a few of the Arab countries to talk about what would be necessary to do in the event they had to remove (Pakistani President Asif Ali) Zardari from power and so forth".
Ijaz had earlier claimed that the S wing of the ISI was not under the control of Pakistan government and that the army uses it to influence the governments.
He ha said that after the death of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, many things went wrong in Pakistan that showed that there were some hidden hands behind that.
The ISI's S wing had reportedly been involved in many horrible activities and the US had to step forward against that.
The S wing of ISI looks after strategic affairs and is also involved in political affairs of Afghanistan, Ijaz said, adding that it also interfered in the Afghan affairs through the Haqqani Network.