In a major embarrassment for the Pakistani security establishment, the chief of the country’s domestic spy agency has blown the covers of over 70 senior operatives in documents presented in the Supreme Court.
Details of about 70 undercover Intelligence Bureau operatives posted in Pakistan and abroad, including their names and places of posting, were given in a 96-page petition filed by IB chief Shoaib Suddle in a case related to the seniority of officials of the spy agency, Dawn News channel reported on Saturday.
Most of the operatives named in the documents were posted within Pakistan while some were posted in Britain, Canada, Afghanistan, Iran and Kazakhstan, the channel reported. The petition was filed in the apex court to challenge a lower court’s verdict in a case related to the seniority of IB officials.
Observers described the move as a serious security lapse. The channel said the petition could be accessed by anyone as a public document.