Pakistan: "Wir wissen davon nichts."
Was macht man am Besten, wenn man mit unangenehmen Wahrheiten konfrontiert wird? Eine Möglichkeit ist es, die Tatsachen wegzuleugnen, einfach so zu tun, als wären die Wahrheiten falsch. So geht zumindest die pakistanische Regierung mit den Vorwürfen aus dem befreiten Afghanistan um. Es bleibt zu hoffen, dass niemand so dumm ist, auf dieses Spiel hereinzufallen.
KABUL: Afghanistan has hit back at Pakistan’s dismissal of its intelligence about Taliban and Al Qaeda militants in Pakistani territory, notably information about the whereabouts of the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
Afghanistan handed over the information during a visit last month by President Hamid Karzai to Pakistan — a key ally in the US “war against terror”.
Pakistan at first denied in statements that it had received the intelligence and then said most of it was outdated, including about the possible whereabouts of the fugitive Omar. Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah questioned Pakistan’s attitude.
He said that Afghanistan would not have handed over information it did not believe in and neighbours were expected to share details of the common threat.
“We wouldn’t have given anything to them had we not been sure about its credibility,” he said in an interview. Abdullah said Afghanistan believed most of the “Taliban leaders which are actively instigating terror in Afghanistan” were in Pakistan, with Omar known to have spent time in the border city of Peshawar and in Baluchistan province.
“We have provided evidence of him (Omar) being outside of Afghanistan, in Quetta in Baluchistan, to our Pakistani friends.”