A series of leaked documents, acquired by a prominent US media outlet, has revealed that the Joe Biden-led administration in sotto voce has pushing Pakistan authorities to cooperate on combating dreaded terrorist groups like ISIS-K and Al Qaeda following the Afghanistan crisis.
As per a report published on Friday by the Politico, shown a series of diplomatic messages exchanged between Washington and Islamabad after the Taliban insurgents seized power in Afghanistan.
The messages portrays that "the Biden administration is quietly pressing Pakistan to cooperate on fighting terrorist groups such as ISIS-Khorasan and Al Qaeda in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan," the media reported.
In response to which, Pakistan “has hinted that Islamabad deserves more public recognition of its role in helping people now fleeing Afghanistan, even as it has downplayed fears of what Taliban rule of the country could mean," the report further added.
The messages also show that Washington sees Pakistan as "a nation with links to the Afghan Taliban whose cooperation on fighting terrorism can be helpful. It's also a nuclear-armed country American officials would prefer not to lose entirely to the Chinese influence," the report said.
Pakistan's closet ally China has been coordinating closely with it on the emerging situation in war-torn country since Islamabad is said to have some influence over the Taliban insurgents.