Pakistan said on supporting Taliban in the battle of Panjshir
Pakistan is supporting the Taliban in this work and helping them in the fight.
Taliban is constantly trying to capture Panjshir in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, many such media reports have come to the fore claiming that Pakistan is supporting the Taliban in this work and helping them in the fight. However, Pakistan has now denied such media reports and said that it is an attempt to tarnish the image of Pakistan.
Pakistan has dismissed reports of the Taliban helping in the ongoing fighting in the Panjshir Valley, saying it was a "migration to tarnish Pakistan's image". The news agency PTI, citing the United States Central Command, claimed that the Pakistani army sent at least 27 helicopters loaded with Pakistan's special forces to assist the Taliban in attacking Panjshir and also carried out drone strikes.
Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, the head of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence, also met with Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar a day before Panjshir's 'fall', though both sides now claim that their meeting was related to the refugee crisis and There was discussion about closed borders.
A Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman said that Asim Iftikhar issued a statement, denying all reports that it was said to help the Taliban in Pakistan's Panjshir Valley. "These malicious allegations are part of a campaign to defame Pakistan and mislead the international community," Iftikhar said in a statement issued by Pakistan's Foreign Office. He called such reports malicious.
Iftikhar reiterated that Pakistan is committed to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
The Taliban claimed that it had completely captured the Panjshir Valley, while Panjshir resistance fighters claimed on Tuesday that the Taliban had not "completely" captured Panjshir. National Resistance Front (NRF) leader Ahmed Masood said senior leaders were safe and also called for a 'national revolt' that led to anti-Pakistan protests in Kabul earlier this week.