Lieutenant-General Hamid Gul was a military commander in the Pakistan army in the 1980s, and served as the head of the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency from 1987 to 1989.
Gul's rise to fame came during the Pakistan-Saudi-US effort to keep funds and logistical support flowing to the Afghanistan mujahidin, who were eventually credited with defeating Soviet military and political forces. He talks to Al Jazeera's Kamahl Santamaria.
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Source: Al Jazeera