ISLAMABAD Despite the Interior Ministrys ban, Risk and Security Management (RSM), a US-based security company, is freely operating in Pakistan after entering an agreement with two local security companies, TheNation has learnt reliably. It is pertinent to mention here that the Interior Ministry had issued special directives to all the private security agencies directing them not to ink any agreement with foreign security agencies. Despite this, two Islamabad-based private security agencies (one situated in G-9 and the other one in H-8), which are being run by influential persons, signed agreement with RSM, the sources informed. It is relevant to note here that RSMs chief Micheal Blyth is a trained security analyst on nuclear matters and has served in many countries including Israel, Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the sources, RSM is also involved in gathering information regarding security situation in different cities of Pakistan and its many officials have so far been apprehended by Pakistans law enforcement agencies. The sources said that Blyth and another official of RSM, Oliver, visited Pakistan on visit visas but they had no authorisation and infrastructure to carry out business activities here. The sources further said that the officials of RSM were having fake cards of two US-based NGOs namely Chemonics and Firms, and RSM officials were impersonating themselves as employees of the said NGOs. The letter issued by the Interior Ministry dated March 24, 2010 said, Keeping in view the prevailing security situation, no private security company be authorised to have contract with foreign security agencies. However, implementation of these directives is required yet.