A day after Pakistan announced economic plans for Afghanistan with the intention of controlling its economy, it has emerged that allegedly several classified documents of Afghanistan have been sent to Pakistan. In which the country has very important data. The news came after the Taliban canceled their plans for a new interim government ceremony on September 11, as it marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US. The interim government was announced on September 7.
CNN-News18 quoted sources as saying that three C170 aircraft that arrived for Kabul on Thursday with humanitarian aid took with them bags full of documents. A source who worked with the former national security adviser said that these were confidential documents that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) took with them.
These documents are mainly NDS classified documents, hard disks and other digital records. Top sources said the data would be decrypted by the ISI for its own use, which could pose a major security threat. Sources said that this would also make the Taliban government dependent on Pakistan.
Sources further said that the data was live, as the previous Afghan government did not expect the Taliban to take over in this way. However, the military group also had no control over these documents, as the personnel in charge of the data had not returned to work. Sources said the movement of documents was overseen by Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed.
Both the countries have also decided to do bilateral trade in Pakistani Rupee. Prior to this, the Taliban’s bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan was in US dollars and the Afghan currency was powerful. This move would lead to the capture of Pakistan’s currency on the Afghan traders and business community.
A few days back, ISI chief Hamid Faiz had also reached Kabul as Pakistan was looking for backdoor entry into the new Taliban regime. The ISI is considered the custodian of the Haqqani network, which has been designated a terrorist group by the UN and the US. Sirajuddin Haqqani, who headed the Haqqani network after the ISI chief’s visit to Kabul, has been appointed as the head of the Home Minister.
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