The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has said that the Nato attack on Pakistani check posts has proved that America “can never be a friend of Pakistan” and that Islamabad should accept Taliban’s stance after this attack, reports the BBC. Mukarrum Khurasani, the assistant of the Taliban commander in Mohmand Agency Umar Khalid told the BBC over the phone that Pakistan should sever relations with the US.
He clarified that no talks were being held with the Pakistan government as “Pakistan is a slave country and talks with a slave country are fruitless”. He said that Pakistan should not confine to stopping supply to Nato, rather it should take revenge for every person killed.
Khurasani said that TTP men were present in all areas and only change places as tactics when the situation requires. He said that the TTP accept the leadership of the Afghan Taliban and enjoy good relations with them.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2011.