Aim and Dates of the Visit

She Traveled without Documents

Role of Sartaj Aziz’s Family

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    Arif Ayub

    Mr Arif Ayub, a retired ambassador, is an old contact of RAW and is son-in-law of Mr Sartaj Aziz Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs

  • He was very active in managing her travel as his wife Tehmina Arif was also traveling with Ayesha Siddiqa.
  • It is interesting to note that Mr Arif is known for having close contacts with Indian intelligence community.

Visit to Indian Consulate Herat

  • Ayesha Siddiqa interestingly did not utter a word at the conference in Herat on 15 October 2016 .
  • However, after the conference proceedings at 2120 hrs, she was quietly taken to Indian Consulate Herat by security officer of the Consulate Mr Kulveer Singh.
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Kulveer Singh, Security Officer, Indian Consulate Herat
  • For this purpose, she was provided a vehicle of Indian Consulate without number plate (white colour Land Cruiser).
  • She spent over 3 hours having meetings with RAW officials including Mr Sandeep Kumar.
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Sundeep Kumar, Consul (Com) & HOC/PPS
  • During this visit to the consulate, she had a telephonic conversation with India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval and requested a direct conversation with Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Meeting with Indian Defence Advisor

  • On 16 October 2016, she had a meeting with Indian Defence Advisor Brigadier YP Khanduri for 30 minutes, at Serena Hotel Kabul.
  • During the meeting she requested financial support for the launch of her next book against Pakistan Army.

Visit to Indian Embassy

  • On 17 October 2016, she along with Ms Tehmina Arif went to Embassy of India, Kabul at Malalai Watt, Shahre Nau Kabul and had three hours meeting with RAW officials.
  • Afghan NDS vehicle was used for transportation of both the ladies from hotel to the Indian Embassy.
  • Here she had a meeting with Indian Ambassador, had a telephonic conversation with Indian PM Narendra Modi and delivered a message from Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif.

Return to Pakistan

  • On 18 October 2016, she returned to Islamabad.
  • After her return she has sent a post visit report to the Prime Minister’s Officer through Tehmina Arif, daughter of Mr Sartaj Aziz.

A Look at Her Past

  • She is the author of a book against Pakistan Army titled ‘Military Inc’.
  • She has recently attended a conference in London where Pakistan’s security institutions were maligned at international level.
  • [Update]: She has frequently been hurling accusations at Pakistan’s independent scholars for being ISI funded:

  • She is in regular contact with Tarek Fatah who is a frequent abuser of Islam and Pakistan:
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Ayesha Siddiqa and Tarek Fatah sharing drinks

Azhar Ayaz is an independent investigative blogger and media enthusiast.