Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence

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Noun1.Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence - the Pakistan intelligence agency; a powerful and almost autonomous political and military force; has procured nuclear technology and delivery capabilities; has had strong ties with the Taliban and other militant Islamic groups
international intelligence agency - an intelligence agency outside the United States
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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The Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is the premier intelligence service of Pakistan and is operationally responsible for providing critical national security and intelligence assessment to the government.
Many journalists interviewed by the Amnesty complained of harassment or attacks by individuals they claimed were connected to the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Some of the meetings that the Working Group had requested with a number of important actors both at the federal and provincial levels did not take place, notably with the Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, the Minister of Defence, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, the Inspector-General of Frontier Corps in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces and the Chief Justices of the High Courts of Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
Rawalpindi, July 10(ANI): Pakistan's military has rejected The New York Times reports accusing the army of colluding with militant groups and the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of ordering the killing of a Pakistani journalist over his scathing reports about militant infiltration in the country's military.
Shahzad's death to Pakistan's powerful spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, known as the ISI, although Obama administration officials believe that the ISI ordered the killing.
The New York Times reported that the raid was conducted by Pakistan's Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and involved CIA operatives.
Pakistan government and its military intelligence agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, have been sympathetic toward the Taliban, for both ideological and strategic reasons.
The Times cited officials as saying the operation to capture Mullah Baradar was conducted by Pakistan's military spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, which was accompanied by CIA operatives.
Recent reports claim that elements of Pakistan's Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence directly support the Taliban, apparently hoping to appease militants or prevent the emergence of a stable Afghan government.
The New York Times, citing unidentified American intelligence and counter terrorism officials, claimed Lashkar has gained strength in recent years with the help of Pakistan's spy service, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence.
The study pointed out that in Pakistan eight journalists had been killed over the past half decade and at least 15 also abducted with the government's own directorate for inter-services intelligence being suspected in some of the kidnappings.
What they did not know, though, is that the Capitol Hill gathering, and others they participated in over the years, had secretly been financed by Pakistans military - including its powerful spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI.

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