Ali Sethi is a writer based in Lahore


Pakistan: Who’s Afraid of the ISI?

Supporters of Pakistan's military, burning a poster of news anchor Hamid Mir, Karachi, Pakistan, April 26, 2014

Over the past week, a shocking debate has raged in Pakistan, in full view of the Pakistani people, about the nature and power of the Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI, the country’s elusive, military-operated spy agency, which has been blamed for the attempted assassination of journalist Hamid Mir, who hosts one of Geo TV’s most popular current affairs programs.