ISI faction training Taliban fighters: Report

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New York, Mar 4: In a blatant attack to Pakistan, The New York Times has reported that the Taliban fighters continue to recieve training from the Former Pakistani army officers to make a major comeback.

According to the report the army trainers of Taliban were some officers who were trained in prestigious US military academies and have now turned into vocal proponents of the outfit.

Citing the deep relationship between officials of Pakistan's military and intelligence services, the report said that the army officers who occupy higher military ranks see no problem in training the Talibans against the mentors.

Referring to the interview of a retired Colonel Imam, a former US trained officer in Pakistan's spy agency ISI, who is responsible for insurgents into Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union in the 80's and for supporting the Taliban takeover of the country.

The paper said that the Colonel was a close aide of Taliban chief Mulla Muhammad Omar, who is at large, and had visited him post 9/11 attacks.

Col Imam, known as Brig Sultan Amir said that he had not visited the Kabul after escaping from the place when American bombing campaign started in 2001.

"Despite Pakistan's recent arrest of several high-level Taliban commanders, men like Colonel Imam sit at the centre of the questions that linger around what Pakistan's actual intentions are towards the Taliban," the paper said.

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