A NATO spokesman in Afghanistan said Wednesday not to read too much into media reports that NATO believes Pakistani intelligence is helping the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan.
Lt. Col. Jimmie E. Cummings said the classified NATO report cited in the media was based on the "opinions or ideals" of Taliban detainees - and represented only their opinions, not the actual progress of NATO against the Taliban.
Pakistan also firmly dismissed the accusation it was helping the Taliban across the border.
"We are committed to non-interference in Afghanistan," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said Wednesday.
"This is frivolous, to put it mildly," Basit said.
"Pakistan has suffered enormously because of the long conflict in Afghanistan. A stable and peaceful Afghanistan is in our own interest and we are very much cognizant of this," he said.
CNN has not independently confirmed the contents of the report, but its alleged contents would be consistent with longstanding international concerns that elements within Pakistan's powerful Inter Services Intelligency agency are helping the Taliban in Afghanistan.FULL STORY