Pakistan strongly contradicted Thursday foreign media reports saying Taliban leader Mullah Omar received media treatment in the Southern Karachi port city with the help of country’s leading spy agency.
The Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement termed the news as “unfounded and concocted to serve vested interests.” In addition, Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit denied the news.
The spokesman said that this is all being done to malign Pakistan and create misgivings.
“All such machinations are bound to fail because Pakistan is fully committed to Afghanistan-led peace process,” said the spokesman in a statement.
“No amount of mendacity can create a wedge between Afghanistan and Pakistan and their partners in peace and stability,” he added.
US media reports on Thursday said that Mullah Omar was treated in Karachi hospital with the help of Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI).
Afghan Taliban leadership also denied the reports Thursday that Omar had suffered from a heart attack and was hospitalized in Karachi.
Local newspapers quoting a senior Taliban commander said, “Mullah is quite healthy and safe and sound. Even if he falls ill, there is no question that media and the people would come to know about it.”