Veteran Pakistani politician and a former parliament member, Afrasiab Khattak, told 1TV news in an interview, that the Taliban are still being financed and trained by the Al-Qaeda militants.

He added Pakistan supports not only the Taliban but also Al-Qaeda in relations to gain their regional goals, adding that the Afghan conflict is “rooted outside the country,” 1TV news quoted Afrasiab.

The US- Taliban deal was against the international rules, it is due to the deal was made with a non-state negotiating group that promises to renounce violence and government recognition matters, Khattak told 1TV news.

Indicating that the United States has given concessions to the Taliban in order to remain in Afghanistan and use the region in case of a new cold war breakout.

Earlier, the government said Taliban are still carrying coordinated operations with Al-Qaeda, and United Nations analysis confirmed Taliban and Al-Qaeda ties remain intact.

On February 2020, in a speech, Mike Pompeo urged the militant group to “keep your promises to cut ties with al-Qaeda”.

This comes as, amid peace talk breaks for 20 days in Doha, the conflict still have raged across Afghanistan.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.