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NSC distances itself from intelligence sharing deal with ISI

AT-KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC), a high-level government body responsible for security of the state, distanced itself from the recently inked intelligence sharing deal with Pakistan’s spy agency.

The NSC in a media statement said: “As the Presidential Palace has recently said that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on intelligence sharing with Pakistan has not been finalized so far, the NSC and the president’s office haven’t approved the deal yet.”

It said that the draft of the MoU will be finalized in five different phases after national consensus was built.

Distancing itself from the deal, the NSC said that it was not involved in drafting of the memorandum at any stage, “even in discussions”.

The statement added that Hanif Atmar couldn’t show before the parliament on account of illness as currently is out of the country for medical care.

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