Hamdullah Mohib, the Afghan National Security Advisor, lauded Pakistani Interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid, for confirming and revealing the Pakistan-Taliban ties.
He wrote on his Twitter page that “I commend Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid for exposing Pakistani support to Taliban.” He further added, “[w]e need more brave Pakistanis to speak out against the onslaught on Afghanistan.
The families of Afghanistan’s Taliban live in Pakistan, particularly in regions near the capital, Islamabad, according to Pakistan’s interior minister, and the militant group’s members receive medical care at local Pakistani hospitals.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed made the statement during an interview with Geo News, a privately owned Pakistani tv channel.
“Taliban families live here, in Pakistan, in Rawat, Loi Ber, Bara Kahuh, and Tarnol,” Rashid mentioned the names of Islamabad suburbs to the Urdu-language network. “Sometimes their dead bodies arrive and sometimes they come here in hospitals to get medical treatment,” he stated.
Pakistan has long been criticized for enabling terrorist and other illicit activities between the two nations due to its roughly 2,600-kilometer porous border with Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters on Sunday that once the United States and NATO partners remove all of their soldiers from Afghanistan by September 11, bloodshed and anarchy might rule in the nation.
On the other hand, Russia has also recently commented on Taliban, seemingly supporting Taliban’s presence in Afghanistan.
There is no direct threat to Russia from the Taliban activities in Afghanistan, Dmitry Zhirnov, Russian Ambassador to that Afghanistan said on Monday.
Few days ago, the state-backed Iranian papers wrote in bold headlines that Taliban have changed.
This comes as Pakistan, Iran and Russia have been accused of supporting Taliban groups in Afghanistan.