Our Opinion and a strategic brief on a visit of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence
(ISI) Director General Lt Gen Faiz Hameed to Kabul.
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt Gen Faiz Hameed said on Saturday that “everything will be okay” in Afghanistan as he arrived in Kabul on what sources said was day-long trip related to the security of the region.
AISSC consider this as welcomed but untimely move by an only Muslim nuclear power state in the world. The reasons to this are quite clear and reflective. At the regional powers and other stake holders must realize that what needed to be the most important aspect is restoration of the government set up and framing up of a proper road map for the people of Afghanistan rather than seeking opportunities to legitimizing their political influence in this war torn country.
There are five strategic reasons which Pakistan should have taken before organizing any such visits by their intelligence chief or dignitaries of other non political government offices.
- Pakistan has a trust deficit among the Afghan people and don’t take any move positively by it.
- Both the countries faces a challenge of mass movement / transit on either side of the border.
- This visit will be seen by the Afghan people as the interference in their local politics which will make Taliban’s policies and their governance looks less sovereign and legitimate in the eyes of the local people.
- The visit must have been made by the Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan accompanied by high level delegation consisting of high ranking govt; officers, ministers, businessmen and academicians.
- Lastly, the visit by Pakistan’s Intelligence Chief could have been scheduled for the later stages when the Islamic government under Taliban leadership completely been formed which would have made it more wiser and smarter move for strengthening its diplomacy and foreign policy to a new level.
The need of the hour is to take crucial but necessary strategic steps in a planned manner to make help people of Afghanistan and the current leadership of Taliban to form a Islamic government which will have space for both international and religious standards which are acceptable to all people of the country and to all world powers, hence; providing it the much needed legitimacy while setting up a benchmark for the process of a government formation and governance for the improvement of the lives of Afghan people and on other hand paving the way to bring peace, stability, prosperity, and unity in the country and region.
All the points are mentioned in this brief are based on Afghanistan International Strategic Studies Centre’s observation of the regional and national strategic situation as per current Political scenario and public sentiments in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan International Strategic Studies Centre