Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf
Raza Gilani has said that Afghan President Hamid Karzai has
"some misunderstandings" on the killing of peace council chief
Burhanuddin Rabbani, which Kabul blames on the Taliban`s
"I want to convey to President Hamid Karzai, who is my
brother and friend and with whom we have good relations, that
he has some misunderstandings on the assassination of
Professor Rabbani," Gilani said yesterday.
Noting that he visited Afghanistan to express his
condolences over the assassination of Rabbani, Gilani said
Pakistan is ready to provide any security or intelligence
assistance in probing the killing.
"They (Afghans) cannot doubt us. Pakistanis are a
self-respecting nation. Pakistan neither interferes in
anyone`s affairs nor allows anyone`s interference in our
affairs," he said.
Gilani`s remarks came after the Afghan intelligence
service said it had handed over evidence that Rabbani`s
assassination was planned in the southern outskirts of Quetta
where key Taliban leaders are based.
Rabbani was killed in a suicide bombing at his home in
Kabul on September 20 2011.
Earlier, Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan
described as "false and baseless" the Afghan allegation.
"The Afghan allegations that Pakistan is behind the
assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani
are totally unfounded and baseless," she said.
She said all allegations levelled by certain countries
against Pakistan in the past had proved to be wrong and the
fresh allegations too would "meet the same fate".