Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency has categorically denied any links with the Taliban.
The Daily Times quoted ISI Director General Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha as saying that the ISI is a professional agency and does not have links with any militant outfit, including the Taliban.
Pasha's remarks came during a meeting with Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta, National Security Adviser Lieutenant General James Jones and other officials in Washington.
Meanwhile, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry has said that 'ISI-Taliban nexus is troubling' and the US wants to fix it.
"From our side, it has been difficult to build trust with Pakistan's military and intelligence services over the years because our interests have not always been aligned and because ties between the ISI and Taliban remain troubling. We need to fix this relationship," Kerry said.