MAHMUD ALI DURRANI

  • Kasab identified after consultations: Durrani May 22, 2011

    Islamabad: Former National Security Advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani, who was sacked for identifying the lone surviving Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab as a Pakistani has said the decision was made after consultations with all top officials, including the ISI chief. "I am not a fool. Before giving the statement, I consulted all...
  • Sacked NSA Durrani says Pak PM fired him unduly January 15, 2009

    New Delhi: In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, exNational Security Adviser (NSA) Mahmud Ali Durrani indicated that his sacking by the Pakistani authorities was uncalled for. Durrani, who was sacked for admitting that the captured terrorist Kasab is Pakistani, said he had the permission to speak on the 26/11 Mumbai terror...
  • After Durrani exit, Pak may abolish NSA's post January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Former national security adviser MajorGeneral Mahmud Ali Durrani may have been Pakistan's last NSA. Reports coming in from Pakistan say the government is not planning to appoint a new National Security Advisor in the near future. Top officials are debating whether to abolish the office of NSA altogether....
  • Gilani, Zardari faceoff imminent over NSA sacking January 10, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan is staring at a division within the corridors of power with questions being raised who is more powerful between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani is on a high after sacking Mahmud Ali Durrani as Pakistan's National Security Advisor. However, under pressure from...
  • No Israeltype action against Pak: Pranab January 10, 2009

    New Delhi: India has described the Mahmud Ali Durrani's sacking as Pakistan's national security adviser (NSA) as 'unfortunate'. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee says Durrani's sacking is an unfortunate incident but it makes no difference as India will have to deal with the government that is in power in Pakistan. Pranab...
  • Pakistan confused over decision of sacked NSA January 9, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Gillani met on Thursday to discuss the fallout of the governments confusion over the sacking of Pakistani National security Advisor (NSA) Mahmud Ali Durrani. Is it the familiar struggle between the Pakistani troika of Allah, Army and America that...
  • Pak agencies okayed Kasab confirmation: Sacked NSA January 8, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan's security agencies had recommended confirming the surviving Mumbai gunman was Pakistani, the country's former national security adviser said on Thursday, adding he was sacked because the prime minister was out of the loop. India had said for weeks the captured gunman, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, was Pakistani. Pakistan had stonewalled,...
  • Pak NSA's rift with govt | Sacked NSA reiterates stand January 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan has sacked its National Security Mahmud Ali Durrani after he said that Ajmal Amir Kasab the only gunman captured alive during the Mumbai attacks could have belonged to Pakistan. Durrani made the admission on CNNIBN first on December 30 when asked if some of the Mumbai...
  • Sacked Pak NSA reiterates Kasab's a Pakistani January 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sacked the country's National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani on Wednesday for giving a statement regarding Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist arrested for the Mumbai attacks, without taking him into confidence. Gilani said Durrani's statement in which he had said that...
  • Spoke too soon on Kasab, Pak NSA Durrani sacked January 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Heads have begun to roll in Pakistan as soon as certain quarters have begun to publicly accept a blatantly obvious fact that the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks were of Pakistani origin. Pakistan's National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani who had confirmed that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone...
  • Pak sacks NSA | He admitted Kasab's a Pakistani January 7, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sacked the country's National security adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani, Geo TV reported Wednesday. Gilani said Durrani had given a statement to an Indian news channel regarding Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist arrested for the Mumbai attacks, without taking him into confidence. The prime...
  • IndiaPak shouldn't start blamegame: Pak NSA January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Terming as "unfortunate" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments that Mumbai attacks must have had support of some Pakistani official agencies, Islamabad on Tuesday said the two sides should not indulge in a "blamegame". Pakistan's National Security Advisor, Mahmud Ali Durrani has told CNNIBN: "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments...
  • Excl: 26/11 terrorists may be from Pak, says envoy December 30, 2008

    After weeks of denying the possibility, Pakistan turned around on its position admitting to CNNIBN that some or all of the terrorists who carried out the 26 November attacks on Mumbai could have been Pakistani nationals. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN on the show India at 9, Pakistan's National...
  • Watch: Pak NSA says 26/11 men may be Pakistani December 30, 2008

    New Delhi: After days of denial, it was a near admission from Pakistan. For the first time since the Mumbai terror attacks, Pakistan has indicated that the perpetrators or at least some of them could have come from that country. Pakistan's National Security Advisor has indicated to CNNIBN...
  • Mumbai attackers could be Pakistanis: Pak NSA December 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday for the first time seems to have admitted that its citizens could be involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Pakistan's National Security Advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani has said he cannot rule out that Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive during the Mumbai...
  • India raises ceasefire breach, Kabul attack at NSA meet October 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan's National Security Adviser Major General (retd) Mahmud Ali Durrani held his first round of meeting with his Indian counterpart MK Narayanan at Hyderabad House on Monday. India raised its concern to Pakistan over the recent spurt in border ceasefire violations and the attack on its Embassy in Kabul...
  • Pak envoy owns up helping jehad October 6, 2006

    Washington: Pakistan has admitted that it might have helped insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir at "some time" but claimed it is now "trying our best" to prevent infiltration of militants into India. "Jehad, insurgency or whatever you want to call it in Kashmir...Yes, Pakistan may have helped the jehad at some...