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New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall, while investigating the resurgence of the Taliban along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, was beaten up in her hotel in the border city of Quetta last month by Pakistani men who claimed to be policemen. “One of the men told me that& it was forbidden to interview members of the Taliban,” she later wrote. Afterwards, all her sources were tracked and interviewed by the Pakistan military’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI

A Taliban spokesman captured in Afghanistan last week, had claimed that Omar was in Pakistan, and denied that he was leading the revolt in Afghanistan. Tasneem Aslam, the spokesperson of the Pakistan Foreign Office, rejected the claim, saying Omar was most probably in Kandahar.

“As for the so-called Taliban spokesperson’s assertions; first we don’t know under what circumstances such a statement was extracted from him. The methods employed there are well known,” said Aslam in her weekly news conference here.

She said it was far more likely that Omar was hiding in Afghanistan where sympathy for the Taliban is more evident.

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