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BNP-ISI conspiracies exposed in Bangladesh

ANI  |  Dhaka [Bangladesh] 

Secret agencies in have exposed the alleged nexus between pro-jihadist Nationalist Party (BNP) and Pakistan's (ISI) who were planning to target the members of a court dealing with war crimes.

newspaper reported that a secret communication between BNP and a clandestine business outlet of Pakistani security agency named ARY has been recently tracked by an intelligence agency.

According to the report, a person named alias Ashiq Islam on December 4 communicated with an of ARY Digital, asking for "immediate transfer" of the "committed fund" and said the fund is required "for that plan."

Towhidul, hailing from district, currently lives in the US. He was active with the infamous Hawa Bhaban during the 2001-2006 rule of the BNP. He also belongs to the "inner circle" of Tarique Rahman, said

It may be mentioned here that Towhidul had served in the office of the when was the from 2001 to 2006.

According to a credible source, the ISI is plotting the assassination of several members of a court that have been dealing with war crimes. It is anticipated that the Pakistani security agency might consider implementing its nefarious plan around the forthcoming Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) elections in Bangladesh in.

Eyeing the upcoming in Bangladesh, ISI operatives in UAE have increased their activities and are regularly contacting their agents in Bangladesh.

Seeking anonymity, a source told that the ISI has become desperate in re-establishing its influence in Bangladeshi politics and administration.

As a part of its plan, the agency is looking into various options in ousting the Awami League-led government and reinstate the BNP-Jamaat nexus into power.

While the ruling party in Bangladesh is confident of a third consecutive term, it is in the dark about some unforeseen situations, with the administration also gradually becoming inactive in aggressively helping the ruling party to remain in power, the source added.

Due to ISI's influence, a major segment of the Bangladeshi media has already started avoiding anti-ISI and anti-BNP-Jamaat news content, said Blitz. It added that the ruling party is not aware of the exact situation, the serious conspiracies and its possible consequences.

The business front of the ISI is (ARY). In December 2000, Yaqoob established a television channel to "to the growing demands of South Asian entertainment in the region." Now ARY has expanded to six television channels, such as ARY News, ARY Musik, ARY QTV (Quran TV), ARY Zindagi, ARY Family and ATN Urdu.

The ARY bouquet of channels uses Samacom, a "monopolising uplink provider" based in the UAE, as their uplink teleport station. The channel started off with a format closely resembling that of PTV (Television) Prime.

Because of its special status of being a project of ISI, the network obtained a license for DTH (Direct to Home) operations in ARY network has built ARY Digital Tower, which is one of the tallest buildings in the

In 2003, ARY Digital received criticism upon its airing of a prisoner's derogatory comments against the (ATC-3) and a video showing tonsured young girls behind bars begging for mercy. ARY News and particularly its promotes radical Islam and Sharia rule.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 12 2018. 21:30 IST