KARACHI – The Washington based International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO)’s office in country’s largest metropolitan city was raided by police over alleged charges of hi-tech spying for US premier spy agency CIA.
The INGO was identified as iMMAP whose office located on the eighth floor of Horizon Tower was raided on Wednesday afternoon.
Karachi police conducted the raid on the directions of interior ministry. It was believed that iMMAP had already secured the digital mapping and data of Karachi’s atomic plant, all airports in Sindh and other sensitive installations.
Although in this digital age almost every map is readily available on global search engines but this iMMAP continued collecting data unlawfully.
During the raid, office manager of iMMAP identified as one Arshad was also taken in custody. Seven others were also being arrested but those identifications were not readily available. According to neighboring offices, Americans used to come at iMMAP almost everyday.
It was also revealed that those Americans came to Pakistan on tourist visa. Few of them were professional satellite visionary experts believed to be working fot US premier cpy agency CIA.
iMMAP is working in Pakistan since 2006. The official website of the organization describes their work as “Emergency responders, development practitioners, governments and funders often have to make serious and timely decisions under fast paced and chaotic circumstances. When facing complex development challenges, natural disasters and emergencies, it’s critical to make sound choices rooted in real-time knowledge of who is doing what, where they are doing it, and what needs to be done. Access to this critical information positions you to avoid costly or duplicative efforts and, ultimately, to effectively direct support to the people who need it the most” (sic).