The Haqqani network is still fighting against NATO forces in Afghanistan. Last week the United States designated the group as a terror organisation and pushed through a resolution at the UN targeting it for global sanctions. Western leaders believe the network is based across the border in Pakistan and may even to some extent be protected there. But if you ask Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan’s foreign minister, she will tell you her country has nothing to do with the group, and resents implications that it is not doing enough to fight extremists: “My country has lost as much blood as anyone else … I am opposed to the narrative that Pakistan is somehow not doing enough,” she says.
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