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What Causes the “Afghan Scabies” of Islamabad

The other day in Islamabad, a meeting was held between the heads of the intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Russia, China, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The host was the head of the Pakistani service ISI (Interdepartmental Intelligence) Faiz Hamid

ISI Director Faiz Hamid Photo by Naveed Siddiqui

ISI Director Faiz Hamid. Photo by Naveed Siddiqui

Afghanistan was discussed. Avaricious sources make it clear that the participants exchanged views and information on the situation in Afghanistan and measures necessary for “lasting peace and stability” in the region.

Russia and Iran adhere to the position of observers, and Tehran does not hide its skepticism about the composition of the new government in Kabul.

China is already providing money to the Taliban banned in Russia and is preparing plans for cooperation under its Belt and Road program.

Tashkent and Ashgabat in fact recognized the new regime and resumed gas supplies to Faryab and Balkh, and Tajikistan, as rhetoric shows Rakhmona, takes a position hostile to the Taliban.

The highlight is that the current head of the Taliban intelligence Abdul Haq Wasik not only a graduate of a madrasah in Pakistani Quetta, but also an organizer of Taliban * camps in Pakistan. He is familiar with the chapter theirlike his assistant mullah Taj Mir Javad

Another highlight is that the intelligence officers’ meeting preceded the CSTO and SCO summits in Dushanbe.

She spoke about the forced need to increase interaction with Russia, China and Pakistan in the collection of intelligence data on Afghanistan on September 5 on the air of the TV channel Cbs former Deputy Director of US National Intelligence Susan Gordon“I think now that we don’t have the advantage of being present in Afghanistan and that makes intelligence gathering less effective, the Biden administration will have to redouble its partnership efforts in the region. And you will have to rely on atypical partners such as Russia, China and Pakistan “– she emphasized.

It is characteristic that on September 9 with Faiz Hamid and the commander-in-chief of the Pakistani army, General Kamar Javed Bajwa the director of the US CIA met William Burnsand on September 14, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called on Pakistan not to recognize the Taliban government.

Pakistan’s attitude towards the Taliban is understandable in principle – they created the Taliban. It was not for nothing that Faiz Hamid recently visited Afghanistan, where he met with Taliban leaders, after which the winners announced the composition of the interim government, and Pakistani UAVs launched a series of strikes on positions Masuda Jr. in Panjshir, which allowed Kari Fasihuddin (an ethnic Tajik) can easily establish control over the rebellious province. A few hours before the fall of Panjshir, the National Resistance Front (FNR) reported on social media that the head their took over the leadership of the Taliban in this war and against the Front “570 Pakistani special forces are fighting, disguised as Taliban”

Before the assault on Panjshir

Before the assault on Panjshir

Faiz Hamid’s influence on the formation of the government in Kabul is noted by many. Some say that the head their influenced the reduction of contradictions between the two factions of the Taliban (supporters of the mullah Abdullah Ghani Baradar and Anasa Haqqani), others accuse the Pakistani of interfering with the creation of a coalition government.

It is extremely important for Pakistan to help legitimize the new regime. This is evidenced by the activity of Islamabad. On September 8, at the initiative of Pakistan, an online meeting of the foreign ministers of the six neighboring countries of Afghanistan (without Russia) was held. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi called for a “realistic and pragmatic approach” in the Afghan direction, the foreign ministers agreed to coordinate their actions. According to Pakistan’s special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq, meeting participants “Were unanimous that peace in the country is vital”

Islamabad is in a hurry, Ankara and Doha are running out of it. Many countries expressed their gratitude to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Lolwe al-Khater for her help in organizing the evacuation from Afghanistan. And recently, the Taliban asked for help from India, which was previously the largest donor of Afghanistan, and the Ambassador of India and one of the representatives of the Taliban office officially met in Qatar on the initiative of the Taliban. Sher Abbas Mohammad Stanikzai

Islamabad is in a hurry. And it’s good if in a hurry he understands how to loosen the Afghan knot, and not tighten it even tighter.

Own. corr. FSK

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