Afghanistan sign agreement with Pakistan spy agency – ISI


The Afghan government has signed an agreement with Pakistan’s military intelligence – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) on mutual cooperation to fight terrorism.

The Tolo News TV Channel quoting sources privy of the development said the agreement will also allow ISI to train and equip the Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel.

The Afghan intelligence and ISI will jointly interrogate the detained insurgents based on the agreement which was signed two days back by the Afghan deputy NDS chief.

This comes ISI chief Gen. Rizwan Akhtar secretly visited Kabul nearly two weeks ago to meet President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

According to the officials, Gen. Akhtar’s visit was mainly focused on peace process Pakistan’s support to persuade the Taliban militants to join peace process.

The latest agreement between Afghan government and ISI comes as the Afghan officials have long been criticizing ISI for supporting the insurgency in Afghanistan.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) also criticized Pakistan for using ‘proxy forces’ to carry out attacks in Afghanistan and India.