The FBI Went and Made Phone Number of Pakistani Intelligence Agency Public

The “handlers” of Ghulam Nabi Fai were hit with a surprise awhile back. Fai, head of a Washington advocacy group, was arrested recently on charges that he’d been on the payroll of Pakistan’s spy agency for years and proceeded to hide millions of dollars used for illegal lobbying. Kashmiri American Council, was said to have been run in secret by the Pakistani government. They advised Fai to make donations to the Congress and develop sources at the White House and State Department.

With strain between the U.S. and Pakistan already at an all-time high due to the U.S. forces finding and killing of Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan without telling the government, this couldn’t come at a worse time. That was actually the point of the organizations apparent efforts: political pressure on both the US administration and government of India. What’s more, the FBI came out and made the phone numbers and email addresses of the ISI handlers of the alleged criminal, saying he acted at the direction of the ISI agents.

The big goal here for the actions of both parties:

Pak Group wanted to try and drum up political stress for both the US and Pakistani governments including the funding of a US Canidate (group’s records indicate it’s a conduit for donations to lawmakers, including Pitts, says the FBI).

The FBI released the information because disclosing their affiliation with the Pakistani government as required by law.

 

FBI Release: http://www.fbi.gov/washingtondc/press-releases/2011/two-charged-with-conspiring-to-act-as-unregistered-agents-of-pakistani-government