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Kapsia rally wants NDS-ISI deal scrapped

Kapsia rally wants NDS-ISI deal scrapped

May 31, 2015 - 16:47

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Some 600 people on Sunday staged a protest rally in the capital of central Kapisa province, asking the government to cancel a deal with Pakistaninfo-icon on intelligence cooperation.

Organised by a civil societyinfo-icon group, Rond Sabz, the rally that started from Da Baba Ali area culminated at the Guldan square in Mahmood Raqi.

They chanted slogans like “Death to Pakistan,”  “scarp deal with Pakistan,” “death to corrupt officials,” “No to Talibaninfo-icon return,” and “our message is national unity.”

Speaking on behalf of the protestors, Rond Sabz official Taimor Shah Bashar said the intelligence deal between Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistan should be cancelled.

He said the deal was not in the interest of Afghanistan and Pakistan wanted to deceive Afghanistan.

The memorandum of understanding between the National Directorate of Security or NDSinfo-icon and the Pakistani spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence or ISIinfo-icon, has been widely criticised by lawmakers, civil society groups and politicians, including former president Hamid Karzai.

But the NDS had said the agreement had been drafted, but not signed. The deal would pass through five phases, according to the Afghan spy agency.

Bashar also said poverty, joblessness and insecurity were increasing each passing day in Afghanistan, particularly in the north, and asked the government to pay attention to these problems.

He warned they would continue their protest until their demands were met.

The protestors issued a statement that accused the unity government of failing to sustain economic growth, alleviate unemployment, prevent bank run and increase trade activity in the country.

They called for reforms in all government departments and positive change to get rid of the current uncertain circumstances.

The statement called for the intelligence agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan to be declared null and void and said secret deals and meetings would not bring stability and peace.



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