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Kabul provincial council slams NDS-ISI accord

AT-KABUL: Kabul provincial council on Sunday criticized the intelligence sharing deal between the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

The provincial council office of Kabul said in a statement that this move by the government means compromising the pride and achievements of Afghans to their long-term enemy—Pakistan.

The statement said that Pakistan has been engaged in producing the ‘number one enemy’ of Afghanistan in past several years, and has not taken any honest step for establishing peace and stability in this war-weary country.

The Kabul provincial council said that Pakistan has not implemented any of its commitments so far. “Pakistan has always tried to destabilize Afghanistan in a bid to infiltrate into the country and invade this soil. The National Unity Government (NUG) leaders have made true the old dream of Pakistan which was interfering in Afghanistan through a different way,” the statement added.

Kabul provincial council called on the NUG leaders to review the memorandum of understanding (MoU) and consider national interests of Afghans when they want to make decision in such important issues.

The MoU between NDS and ISI faced vehement criticism from inside and outside the country. However, the National Security Council (NSC) on Saturday said that only the draft of the MoU has been signed between the spy agencies of the two countries. The NSC said that the draft was signed to lay out ground for technical process of the deal.

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