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Pak is terrorists' main mentor: Afghanistan


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Washington, Aug 23: Afghan national security advisor, Rangin Dadfar Spanta accused Pakistan of harbouring militants like Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Spanta stated that global community is committing a blunder by embracing Pakistan as a strategic partner despite the fact that terrorism emanating from the region is affecting India, UK and others.

"Unfortunately, the military-intelligence establishment of one of our neighbours still regards Afghanistan as its sphere of influence," stated Spanta, who had also served as the country's foreign minister.

He claimed that despite of getting domestic terrorist threats, Pakistan "continues to provide sanctuary and support to the (Taliban's) Quetta Shura, the Haqqani network, the Hekmatyar group and al-Qaeda."

Spanta also desperately said, "And while the documents recently disclosed by WikiLeaks contained information that was neither new nor surprising, they did make public further evidence of the close relations among the Taliban, al-Qaeda and Pakistani intelligence."

Spanta said global efforts to counter terrorism will not succeed until and unless there is clarity on who are friends and foes.

He firmly asked, "While we are losing dozens of men and women to terrorist attacks every day, the terrorists' main mentor continues to receive billions of dollars in aid and assistance. How is this fundamental contradiction justified?"

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