Why would Afghan Taliban hide in Pakistan when half of Afghanistan is ungoverened: Pakistan

Why would Afghan Taliban hide in Pakistan when half of Afghanistan is ungoverened: Pakistan
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LONDON – Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has Thursday said that US troop surge in Afghanistan will not make any difference and that a political solution should be sought.

In an interview with the British Broadcasting Company, he said that blaming Pakistan for American failures in Afghanistan is not right, adding that the US troop surge in Afghanistan will not make any difference.

“They are talking of a surge by 4,000, or 5,000, or 6,000, whatever. That will not make any difference. We propose that there should be a political approach and a political solution to this problem, not a military solution,” Khawaja Asif told BBC.

The minister said that the Taliban have 40 to 45 percent territory of Afghanistan with them, adding that Kabul has no control on that territory.

Asif said why would the Taliban need safe havens in Pakistan when they (Taliban) have their own territory, where they can operate freely without any hindrance and problem.

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