Islamabad: Pakistan Wednesday rejected Afghan
accusations that it had refused to cooperate in the investigation into the assassination of Kabul government peace
envoy Burhanuddin Rabbani.
"We completely reject, this is not true," foreign ministry spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua told AFP.
"Pakistan stands by its commitment to help Afghanistan in
investigating Mr Rabbani`s killings," she said.
Earlier Afghanistan`s deputy head of National Directorate
of Security intelligence agency Mohammad Yasin Zia said:
"Today we received a message from the embassy of Pakistan
saying that since this issue has arisen in media, we cannot
cooperate and we apologise for that."
Janjua said she had talked to Pakistani ambassador Mohammad Sadiq in Kabul who also denied the allegations.
"I myself spoke to our ambassador in Kabul who said `This
is not correct. We have not said this`," she added.
She said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had himself
offered cooperation in the investigation, when he visited
Kabul to express his condolences over the assassination.