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Pakistan supports Taliban group in Afghanistan, Canadian minister says


September 28, 2014
Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander has said that Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan by supporting the Taliban group is aimed at specific goals in the country.
Without disclosing further information regarding Islamabad’s goals in Afghanistan, Alexander insisted that Islamabad’s interference and support to Taliban group is unacceptable.
Alexander visited Afghanistan to attend the presidential inauguration which is due to be organized on Monday. He said the sanctuaries of the Taliban militants are located in Pakistan and Canada has included the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan under the Taliban leadership among the terrorist organizations.
Alexander told the Radio Free Europe (RFE) that the Taliban sanctuaries and councils are located in Pakistan’s Quetta, Miranshah, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions. According to Alexander, evidences reveals that certain departments of Pakistani government are supporting the Taliban group which is unacceptable.
The remarks by Alexander comes as Afghan officials have long been accusing Pakistan for interfering in Afghanistan and supporting the terrorist groups.
In the meantime, Alexander said Canada remains committed to support Afghanistan in bring peace and stability in the country and improvement of the economy of Afghanistan.
He insisted that there will be no peace and stability in Afghanistan unless support to militant groups is not halted.
Alexander pledged Canada’s support to the new leader of Afghanistan and said Canada will continue to it’s efforts to build an environment of cooperation in the region.