Afghan Community in Canada Demands End to ISI Interference in Afghanistan
On July 17th, Afghan-Canadians from the Vancouver area will rally to protest the longstanding meddling of Pakistan’s notorious intelligence agency, the Inter-services Intelligence (ISI), in neighboring Afghanistan. The rally will take place at 11:00am at Art Gallery, Down Town, Vancouver.
A rally was also recently held by Afghan-Canadians in Queen’s Park in Toronto on July 9th, 2011.
The Afghan community in British Columbia organized this rally to protest and condemn the Pakistani Army and the ISI for its continuing support to Al- Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist groups. We Afghans believe that ISI supports the ongoing violence in Afghanistan by providing sanctuary and other forms of support to terrorists who then enter Afghanistan from Pakistan to carry out suicide bombings and other acts of violence.
Several terrorist organizations are known to operate from Pakistani territory, mainly Al – Qaeda and Taliban. Moreover, in June 2011, the Pakistani Army fired over 800 rockets into Afghan territory killing over 70 people and causing hundreds more to flee their homes.
The Afghan-Canadian community will also release a Declaration on the day of the rally calling for action from the United Nations’ Security Council in response to the ISI’s complicity in atrocities being committed against Afghan civilians. The group wants to see the enforcement of UN Resolution 1378 and other UN past resolutions regarding the export of terrorism by neighboring countries and the need for non-interference in Afghanistan’s affairs by them, notably Pakistan.
Date: Sunday July 17, 2011
Time: 11 am – 12:30
Place: Art Gallery, Down Town Vancouver, BC
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2 – Mr. Jamal, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 604 – 517 – 1418
3 – Mr. Parwani, Email: ar_parwani@afghanistan-Canada-