U.S, OCt. 08 – In a shocking yet inevitable statement, the Pentagon has revealed that some of the elements of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) backs the terrorists in the country. The ulterior support costs dearer for the U.S.-led international forces who are fighting war against terrorism in the region.
Perhaps this the first time, Pentagon, who is often blamed to cover up the Pakistan Arm and the ISI for terrorism, came with a strong statement, saying a serious threat for the United States initiatives against terrorism.
Pentagon spokesman Col David Lapan in an interview with journalist said the ISI would probably interact with terrorist groups, oblivion to the government and military. He said the ISI didn’t support terrorism but some dubious elements were providing assistance to terrorists.
“The ISI has done a great deal in fighting terrorism. Some have said they probably have killed more terrorists than any other organisation. But we also have some concerns with the strategic focus of the ISI,” Mr. Lapan said, adding that Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is aware of these concern and shares it.
He hoped for a better understanding from Gen. Kayani and would take actions on those elements.
Questioning on Torkham Gate, the spokesman said there was no reply from Pakistan when the Gate would be reopened, which was an important supply line for NATO and U.S troops in Afghanistan.