ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday rejected US media allegations as baseless which claimed that a Pakistani operative was among those killed in the US bombing on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan run by Doctors Without Borders. “Allegations implicating Pakistan are baseless; these allegations have already been denied by the ISPR,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah.
The US media report quoting American special operations analysts as having believed that a spy in the employ of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was using the Kunduz hospital “to co-ordinate Taliban activity” and was killed in the US air strike on October 3, that also killing 22 patients and hospital staff. It further alleged that the US special forces’ analysts were investigating the hospital for Taliban links before the bombing, and knew it was a hospital.
Earlier, Afghan officials after the Kunduz attack also alleged Pakistan for supporting terrorism. However, the Foreign Office spokesperson rejected the allegations, terming those as baseless and unfounded. “Afghan allegations implicating Pakistan are baseless. I want to reiterate that non-interference in internal affairs of Afghanistan is a key pillar of our Afghan policy and we are fully committed not to allow our territory to be used against any other country, including Afghanistan,” Qazi Khalilullah told his weekly media briefing on Thursday.
Source: Business Recorder