PTI leaked cypher to The Intercept?
Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is likely to be behind the leak of the controversial cable, said senior Pakistan reporter and political commentator Salman Masood.
He was commenting on a report published by The Intercept, a non-profit US news organization, that said the content of the cypher was provided to it by a source within the military.
Masood, who also works for The New York Times, said that the content don’t prove a conspiracy but strained relations between the two countries.
Senior journalist Omar Waraich, however, did not agree with Salman and said that “The leak is from someone serving in PakMil. That means there are deep divisions still.”
When his attention was drawn towards the fact that “The military doesn’t have access to foreign office cables though except the COAS and the DG ISI”, Waraich said “Someone close to the previous COAS (General Bajwa) or DG ISI (Faiz Hameed) must be the source then.”
A missing copy of the cypher, which was allegedly in Imran Khan’s possession, also came under discussion after The Intercept published its report.
But Omar Waraich said, “One missing copy can turn into multiple copies.”