WikiLeaks' reports about Afghan war enrage Pakistanis

22:39, July 27, 2010      

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The Afghan war report posted by the WikiLeaks website, alleging that Pakistani intelligence services were backing Afghan militants against U.S. forces, have enraged Pakistanis as they consider it an attempt to pressurize and malign Pakistan in war against terrorism.

The report, under the heading "Afghan War Diary" with nearly 90, 000 secret documents published by the online organization WikiLeaks on Monday, said that Pakistan was actively collaborating with the Taliban in Afghanistan while accepting U.S. aid.

General (retired) Hameed Gul, former chief of country's premier intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), rejected all reports and declared them American's intentional attempt to defame Pakistan and to cover their failure and mistakes in Afghanistan.

While talking to local media, Gul warned that any military intervention in Pakistan will trigger a rage among Pakistanis.

"Actually Americans are finding any pretext to intervene Pakistan, but I say if they try to do so, it will inflame every part of the region," Gul said during an interview with TV channel ARY News.

The report also alleged that Gul in mid-December 2006 met with senior members of the Taliban leadership in northwestern region of Pakistan and dispatched three insurgents to Kabul to carry out attacks.

According to another report, in January 2008, Gul also directed the Taliban to kidnap high-level United Nations personnel in Afghanistan to trade for captured Pakistani soldiers.


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