2 Feb 2012

Pakistan refutes NATO report

6:52 am on 2 February 2012

Pakistan has rubbished a NATO report which suggests it is helping the Taliban in Afganistan.

The report - State of the Taliban - is based on material from 27,000 interrogations with more than 4000 captured Taliban, al-Qaeda and other foreign fighters and civilians.

The report also alleges Afghan security personnel are selling arms to the insurgents.

However the BBC reports Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar said allegations in the report were ''old wine in an even older bottle''.