Pakistan Denies al-Qaida Link As 'Biased'
America’s Sept. 11 commission made false observations that Pakistan had contacts with al-Qaida, a Pakistani official said Wednesday, denying any links with the terror network. “We have had no truck with al-Qaida and its associates,” said Masood Khan, a spokesman for the Pakistani Foreign Ministry. “We think that this view by the 9/11 commission is biased, partial and completely unscientific,” Khan said at a news conference in the capital, Islamabad. Khan was reacting to comments by the chairman of the commission, Thomas Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey, who said Monday that al-Qaida had “a lot more active contacts, frankly, with Iran and with Pakistan than there were with Iraq.”Full Story