Ex-Afghan intelligence chief welcomes new US strategy and approach towards Pakistan
By Khaama Press - Thu Aug 24 2017, 9:08 am
The former chief of the Afghan intelligence, national directorate of security, Rahmatullah Nabil welcomed the new strategy and approach by the United States towards Pakistan as part of its strategy for South Asia.
“We support the new US strategy that committs to support the AFG people, continue to support ANDSF and speaking loud and clear about Pakistan’ss deceiving strategy supporting terrorist groups and offering them safe heavens. We will wait for implementation,” he said in a Twitter post.
Nabil has long been criticizing the Pakistani military, specifically the Inter Services Intelligence for supporting the Afghan militant groups, including the notorious Haqqani terrorist network.
In one stance last year, Nabil also disclosed and published various classified documents of ISI regarding the role of the organization in supporting the Taliban and Haqqani network and plotting deadly attacks in Afghanistan.
The US President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled the new US strategy outlining the approaches for Afghanistan and South Asia as he harshly criticized Pakistan for harboring the terrorist groups besides he vowed continued support to Afghanistan and war against terrorism.
President Trump said “For its part, Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence, and terror. The threat is worse because Pakistan and India are two nuclear-armed states whose tense relations threaten to spiral into conflict. And that could happen.”
He said the next pillar of the new strategy is to change the approach and how to deal with Pakistan, emphasizing that we can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond, emphasizing that Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.