Shocking news from Kabul:
Pakistan's foreign minister on Wednesday brushed aside claims made by Afghan insurgents in a secret NATO report that Pakistan has been directing the Taliban's battle to regain power in Afghanistan.
"We have no hidden agenda in Afghanistan," Hina Rabbani Khar said in Kabul, where she expressed support for the Afghan government's nascent peace negotiations with the Taliban. "These claims have been made many, many times. Pakistan stands behind any initiative that the Afghan government takes for peace."
The foreign minister's statement is, in one sense, true: Pakistan doesn't do very much to hid its agenda in Afghanistan, which is ultimately to restore its ally, the Taliban, to power. For a brief history of Pakistani lying, please read this.
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