KarzaiThe former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said a Memorandum of Understanding between the Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistan’s military intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) will not be implemented.

Speaking to journalists during a visit to India, Karzai said the MoU was rejected by the Afghan people, insisting that the agreement was against interests of the country.

The signing of MoU sparked uproar among the Afghan people and officials with Karzai being one of the main critics of the deal.

The MoU was apparently concluded with an aim to share intelligence and bolster cooperation in their fight against insurgent groups.

However, the Afghan officials have long been critizing Pakistan’s role in fight against terrorism and harbouring the militant groups fighting against the Afghan government security forces.

The Presidential Palace also issued a statement last week Pakistani officials for their remarks regarding the elimination of Haqqani Terrorist Network following military operations in tribal regions of Pakistan, saying “The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan believes that one of the major differences between Afghanistan and Pakistan is regarding the presence of terrorist groups, specifically the Haqqani Network in Pakistani soil.”

“The recent remarks by Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz, suggesting that the Haqqani Network has been decomposed following military operations, are repeated claims by Pakistani officials during the past one decade,” a statement by Presidential Palace said.

The Palace insisted that documents and evidences show that the network’s leadership, commander and control, supportive infrastructure and sanctuaries are still operational in Pakistan.

The statement further added that the government of Afghanistan has repeatedly handed over evidences regarding the Haqqani Network operations in Pakistan and has urged the Pakistani government to take action.

Having close ties to Al-Qaeda and hard-line elements in Pakistani military intelligence, the Haqqani terrorist network is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Waziristan, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul in September 2011.


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