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ISI, Taliban reject report of Mullah Omar hospitalization

RAWALPINDI/ KABUL: Pakistan Army and Taliban have rejected The Washington Post report of medical treatment of Afghan Taliban Mulla Mohammad Omar at Karachi.

An ISPR spokesman strongly contradicted the news item appeared in local and international media about the medical treatment of Afghan Taliban Mulla Mohammad Omar at Karachi.

In a statement He said that news is unfounded and concocted to serve vested interests.
The Washington Post had reported on Wednesday citing the intelligence network , which runs under the auspices of a private company The Eclipse Group as saying that Omar was “rushed” to a hospital in Karachi by the ISI after suffering from a heart attack on Jan 7.

Meanwhile a Taliban spokesman has also rejected a report that the group’s one-eyed leader was treated for a heart attack in a Pakistani hospital.

Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that the report from a private intelligence-gathering company was unfounded. He calls the story “more propaganda, part of the rumor-war launched by the enemy.”

He says Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has no heart issues.



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