Shamsur Rahman Kallu

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Shamsur Rahman Kallue
Born 1932
Multan, British India
Died 1994
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
Allegiance Pakistan Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Years of service 1951–1985 ; 1988-1990 (second stint)
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit Armoured Corps
Commands held
DG Inter-Services Intelligence
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistan War of 1971
Soviet war in Afghanistan
Awards Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military)
Tamgha-e-Basalat

Lieutenant General Shamsur Rahman Kallue was a veteran intelligence officer and a general in the Pakistan Army. He was also head of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

The CIA wanted Kallue to meet Masoud to put forward U.S. interests in the region. Insight wrote (ibid):

"The next day Masoud headed off through the Hindu Kush mountain range to the border of Pakistan for a secret meeting scheduled on another mountain side with Gen. Shamsur Rahman Kallue, whose orders the fiercely independent Masoud has consistently refused to follow. After crossing two mountain passes deep in snow on his way to The Rendezvous, Masoud received a message asking him to move up the appointment. He radioed back that that was impossible and that he might be a day late because of weather. Gen. Kallue said he could not wait and returned to Islamabad, Pakistan, offering to leave a helicopter to bring Massoud to Islamabad... He declined the offer.

Benazir could not afford to implement U.S. orders to cut off weapons to Hekmatyar's people because ISI would have toppled her government. She decided to cut American aid to Hekmatyar to please the U.S. and increase aid to Hekmatyar from Saudi's generous money to please ISI." Kallue died of an Heart Attack at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology.[citation needed]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hamid Gul
Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence
1987 – 1990
Succeeded by
Asad Durrani