Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday branded as propaganda reports that the top Taliban military commander had been arrested in a joint Pakistani-US spy operation. Malik was talking to reporters outside parliament in Islamabad, stopped short of either confirming or denying the media reports. The New York Times and other US media cited US government officials as saying that US and Pakistani intelligence services arrested Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Karachi several days ago. We are verifying all those we have arrested. If there is any big target, I will show the nation, Malik said. We are a sovereign state and hence will not allow anybody to come and do any operation. And we will not allow that. So this (report) is propaganda, he added.