Friday, 03 February 2012 18:51
Pakistan was aware of details of the talks between the US and the Taliban as well as about plans to establish a Taliban office in Qatar, Pakistan political analyst Saleem Safi said.
Pakistani political analyst, Saleem Safi says that Pakistan was aware of details of the talks held between the United States and the Taliban.
He believes that no talks could have taken place between the US and the Taliban without Pakistan and that no talks can take place in the future without involvement of Pakistan.
"The talks in Qatar are planned after consultation with Pakistan. It is clear that the Taliban representatives who went to Qatar used a Pakistani airport to fly there," Mr Safi said.
"Whatever contacts the US officials have established with the Taliban could not have been possible without Pakistan's information," he added.
Meanwhile, Afghan MP Mirwais Yasini who has met with some Pakistani politicians says that Maulana Fazl-u-Rahman believed that during the Taliban rule in Afghanistan there was neither any government nor sharia and that the Taliban had only occupied Afghanistan.
It comes as a recent Nato report obtained by media organisations said that Pakistan was supporting the Taliban in a way so that the militant group could come back to power after withdrawal of foreign forces.
The report said that Taliban were being directly assisted by Pakistan intelligence agency, ISI. But Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hinna Rabbani Khar dismissed such allegations, during a recent exclusive interview with TOLOnews in Kabul.