The Telegraph reported on Wednesday revealing about a meeting of then DG ISI Lt Gen Shuja Ahmed Pasha with a Stratfor researcher, the details of which were leaked by Wikileaks along with hundreds of emails.
The researcher wrote that Pasha was fearful of a Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, that it would mean dangerous implications for Pakistan’s security.
“We do not wish to see the Talibs dominate Afghanistan,” Pasha was quoted as saying. “On the contrary, we want to see a broad-based government that can end the civil war in that country, which has had a disastrous fallout for us.”
However, Pasha maintained that any future government in Afghanistan must also feature the Taliban.
“Of course the Talibs will be a key player in a post-Nato Afghanistan, which we feel necessary for true peace to take place.”
Pasha further stated regarding operation in North Waziristan that the only way an offensive in NW is through South Waziristan, which Pakistan Army was trying to stabilise with the building of roads and resettlement of locals.
It is to be mentioned here that while many analysts believe that the Pakistan’s powerful military and its intelligence wing has been playing a double game with the US in Afghanistan to see the Taliban return to power post , it seemed that situation behind the curtains was very different as it seems on the screens.