KarzaiThe former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said he is deeply concerned with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Afghan Intelligence and Pakistan’s Military Intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

The office of the former president issued a statement calling on unity government leaders to immediately cancel the agreement.

The statement further added that the former President has also called on the leaders of the unity government to prevent signing such agreements which are against the national interests of the country.

The signing of the agreement has sparked uproar among the current and former Afghan officials with reports suggesting that the NDS chief Rahmatullah Nabil opposed to ink the agreement.

Sources privy to the development said Sunday that the agreement with ISI was signed by deputy NDS chief three days ago.

The sources further added that the agreement will 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, the officials said.

However, the NDS officials rejected that the NDS operatives would be trained and equipped by Pakistan based on the latest agreement between the spy agencies.

NDS spokesman Haseeb Sediqi said the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Pakistan is not against the national interests of the country and the agreement was concluded based on previous mutual cooperation between the two nations.