Ex-Pakistan ISI chief's viral admission: 'Just sent two sons for Jihad in Afghanistan'
In a major revelation, a former Pakistan ISI Chief, during a program with a Pakistani news channel revealed his close affinity with the Haqqani network. In the short clip, shared by the senior editor of a leading independent news agency in Afghanistan, the late General Hameed Gul could be heard publicly admitting his close connection with the Haqqani network. Even, he admitted that he had sent his two sons along with the Haqqani for jihad. The old video, which is now viral on the micro-blogging site, is enough to suggest the deep-rooted ties of the Pakistani military with the terrorist outfit. Notably, the former Pakistan ISI Chief was speaking about Jalaluddin Haqqani-- an Afghan militant commander-- who founded the Haqqani network, an insurgent group fighting in guerilla warfare against US-led NATO forces and the now-former government of Afghanistan they support.