Governments may come and governments may go in Pakistan.Â
But the ISIÂ is forever.
Nothing, really nothingÂ seems to stopÂ Pakistan’s dreaded military intelligence agency ISIÂ in carrying out its nefarious activities.
Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI is now assisting the Taliban in widening its operations in Southern Afghanistan, according to a story in the New York Times, which also highlights the work of ISI’s S wing.
It seems intelligence operatives from ISI’s S wing are going as far as helping the Taliban and other militant Islamic organizations in Afghanistan recruit from the madrasas.
Folks, can itÂ get any worse?
Here’s an excerpt from the NYT story:
The [ISI] support consists of money, military supplies and strategic planning guidance to Taliban commanders who are gearing up to confront the international force in Afghanistan that will soon include some 17,000 American reinforcements.
Support for the Taliban, as well as other militant groups, is coordinated by operatives in the shadowy S Wing of Pakistanâ€™s spy service,Â the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, the officials said. There is even evidence that ISI operatives meet regularly with Taliban commanders to discuss whether to intensify or scale back violence before the Afghan elections.
…Little is publicly known about the S Wing, which officials say directs intelligence operations outside of Pakistan. American officials said that the S Wing provided direct support to three major groups carrying out attacks in Afghanistan: the Taliban based in Quetta, Pakistan, commanded by Mullah Muhammad Omar; the militant network run by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar; and a different group run by the guerrilla leader Jalaluddin Haqqani.
….When the groups needed to replenish their ranks, it would be operatives from the S Wing who often slipped into radical madrasas across Pakistan to drum up recruits, the officials said.