Islamabad: Claiming that he was being targeted by the PML-N leader, a "visibly angry" ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha rebuffed Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan at an in-camera session of Pakistan's Parliament on the bin Laden raid.
 
A report in a newspaper said on Sunday that a "visibly angry" ISI chief snubbed Khan, the Leader of Opposition, during the session.

The incident occurred after top military officials, including Pasha, briefed the lawmakers about the May 2 US raid in the garrison city of Abbottabad that killed al-Qaeda chief
Osama bin Laden.

Pasha, who was at the receiving end of several fiery speeches in Parliament by Khan, claimed he knew why he was being targeted by the Leader of Opposition.

Pasha alleged that Khan had asked him for a personal favour, which he, as the ISI chief, had refused to extend, The Express Tribune reported.

Pasha kept on grilling Khan, asking the PML-N leader if he knew about the effects of his recent tirades in Parliament.

Pasha said that, despite having answers to all questions during that session, he did not have an answer to the question from the CIA chief.

After Pasha's counter-attack, it was expected that Khan would retaliate and at least refute the charges but he remained seated.

The ISI chief also claimed in the joint session that the CIA was paying "many important Pakistanis to protect their interests" and that the spy agency had the details of these people. However, he did not identify anyone, the report said.

(Agencies)