Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Macron makes Time 100 as France revolts

Read more

THE DEBATE

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

France's Macron likens divisions within EU to 'civil war'

Read more

ENCORE!

Sting and Shaggy on making musical magic together

Read more

FOCUS

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Head of UN entity probing war crimes in Syria speaks to FRANCE 24

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

The future of work: How the gig economy is changing the jobs market

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

'France has underinvested in early childhood education for many years'

Read more

IN THE PRESS

'Badass': Accolades pour in for Southwest pilot who landed plane after engine failure

Read more

Asia-pacific

‘Pakistan helping Taliban’, reports UK media

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-02-01

An alleged secret NATO report states that the Pakistani security services are secretly helping Afghanistan's Taliban, the BBC reported Wednesday. Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said the leak should be "disregarded”.

REUTERS - Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Wednesday that a leaked U.S. military report claiming Pakistan supported the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan can be “disregarded”.

“We can disregard this as a potentially strategic leak... This is old wine in an even older bottle,” she told reporters during an official visit to the Afghan capital Kabul.

The U.S. military said in a secret report the Taliban are set to retake control of Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country, raising the prospect of a major failure of Western policy after a costly war.

Khar, whose visit was the first high-level meeting in months between officials from both countries, added that the neighbours should stop blaming each other for strained cross-border ties.

“We must start engaging in the end of blame games," she said.
 

 

Date created : 2012-02-01

  • DIPLOMACY

    US officials, Taliban begin preliminary talks in Qatar

    Read more

  • PAKISTAN

    Sixteen kidnapped Pakistani troops killed by Taliban

    Read more

  • PAKISTAN

    US vacates air base in Pakistan after NATO air strike

    Read more

COMMENT(S)