• publish: 20 January 2018
  • time: 9:36 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 5357

Pakistan confesses it provides safe havens for Taliban, Haqqanis

Pakistan’s envoy to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry has said that his country is forcing the Taliban and Haqqani network to go to Afghanistan.

The U.S., Afghanistan and others have long complained that Pakistan offered safe haven to the Afghan Taliban and their allies, the Haqqani Network, allowing them to carry out terror attacks in Afghanistan. But Pakistan repeatedly has denied the allegations, Ariana news reported.

“If the U.S. has any information [on the issue] then they should share it with us as we want to eliminate them [Taliban and Haqqanis] as well,” Chaudhry told BBC Urdu.

“Our position on the issue is very clear that we want them back to their country… we don’t want Taliban and Haqqanis living with us. In fact, we are forcing them to go and live in Afghanistan and join the political mainstream there and they’re not accepted here anymore.”

The Pakistani diplomat has claimed that the Taliban and Haqqani Network control over 43 percent of land in Afghanistan.

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