Islamabad rubbishes claims of helping Taliban in Ghazni attack

Published: August 19, 2018
Dr Mohammad Faisal. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Dr Mohammad Faisal. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Islamabad has rubbished reports alleging that Taliban militants involved in the Ghazni attack were offered medical treatment in Pakistani hospitals.

“Kabul hasn’t officially shared any information or evidence with us so far,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said while answering a question during the weekly briefing on Saturday.

“In the absence of official communications through regular channels established bilaterally, such reports cannot be given any credence, and can only be viewed as malicious propaganda to vitiate the existing cooperation between the two countries,” he was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the FO.

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The statement comes in the wake of Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterating on Thursday that there is no support for any terrorist activity inside Afghanistan from Pakistan and the Afghan government needs to look inwards as the problem lies within the war-torn country.

Taliban’s five-day siege of Ghazni ended after Afghan officials declared that they had regained complete control of the city by killing hundreds of Taliban fighters.

Thousands of Taliban insurgents had entered Ghazni after destroying checkpoints, killing dozens of Afghan soldiers and police officers, cutting communications and the highway.

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  • numbersnumbers
    Aug 19, 2018 - 2:36AM

    Hmm, “hasn’t officially shared any information with us” sounds like a deflection from the truth!
    Social media video of Taliban fighters with wounded streaming across borders into Pakistani Safe Haven widely circulating!Recommend

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