Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday rejected U.S. accusations linking Pakistan's spy agency ISI with the Haqqani terror network, saying the allegations reflected “policy disarray” within the U.S. administration on achieving peace in Afghanistan.
“We strongly reject the assertions of complicity with the Haqqanis or of proxy war (in Afghanistan). It will only benefit the enemies of peace. Only terrorists and militants will gain from any fissures and divisions,” Mr. Gilani told a gathering of diplomats here. He contended that several countries had “maintained direct contacts with the Haqqanis” and singling out Pakistan was “not fair.” However, he did not identify these countries.
He also said Pakistan could not be “held responsible for the security of U.S., NATO and ISAF in Afghanistan.”