Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director at KAC, pleads guilty to charges of spying for the ISI
December 8, 2011, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expresses shock at the Ghulam Nabi Fai’s admission of guilt to charges of spying for Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and illegally lobbying the Congress to influence American policy on Kashmir. According to the ‘Statement of Fact’ signed by Fai, he received at least $3.5 million from the ISI for KAC’s work to advance Pakistan’s interest in the U.S. since 1990.
USINPAC Chairman, Mr. Sanjay Puri said, “It is appalling and distressing to read the itemized breakup of ISI’s contributions to Ghulam Nabi Fai’s KAC for activities such as contributions to members of Congress, conferences, seminars, opinion pieces and organizing Congressional trips to Kashmir, all with the purpose of propagating the ISI version on Kashmir and not the truth. It once again highlights Pakistani army’s obsession with Kashmir and the kind of illegal activities it could indulge in to hamper the India-Pakistan peace process.”
Fai’s admission of guilt comes at a sensitive time in US-Pakistan relationship, and USINPAC hopes that it would not derail the process.
USINPAC had previously strongly condemned Fai and KAC’s activities when he was arrested in July this year. It has also been critical of election contributions by such organizations to candidates such as Rep. Dan Burton who have made over 16 unsubstantiated accusations against India on the floor of the House.
About USINPAC: The U.S India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the US. We also provide bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community.
For more information visit us at http://www.usinpac.com.