Links with Taliban: Foreign Ministry rejects BBC documentary claims

The statement termed the series as fiction which cannot belittle Pakistan's sacrifices in countering terrorism.


Express October 30, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan once again strongly rejected assertions made in a BBC documentary claiming that Pakistani security services are supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan, Express 24/7 reported on Sunday.

The Foreign Ministry ruled out all the claims, saying that the series 'Secret Pakistan' has made baseless and fabricated allegations about Pakistan.

The statement termed the series as fiction which cannot belittle Pakistan's sacrifices and contribution in countering terrorism.

On the other hand, the Pakistani army also strongly denied claims made in the BBC documentary.

The army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas described the allegations made by the US and Afghan officials as baseless and malicious.

The BBC series program accused Pakistan of playing a double game.

The series lay blame on Pakistan of acting as America's ally in public while secretly training and arming its enemy in Afghanistan.

COMMENTS (17)

Soho | 10 years ago | Reply

@VINOD: Have to!!! Pakistan is my country of birth and like any patriot, I love Pakistan.

Dr.A.K. Tewari | 10 years ago | Reply

The govt and army have been made very clear that the cost of duelity can not be affordable to Pakistan any more and hence they have to be honest to the world community . We hope they are also thinking to act accordingly .

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