ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Pakistan rejected on Friday a suggestion from the former head of the UN mission in Afghanistan that the arrest of senior Afghan Taliban members in Pakistan may have disrupted talks with UN representatives. Norwegian Kai Eide, who stepped down this month, said talks with the Taliban dried up several weeks ago after more than a dozen Taliban were captured in joint US-Pakistan operations. The fact of the matter is that Mullah Baradars arrest was a joint operation with the US and had nothing to do with talks or reconciliation, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit. Pakistan has long called for talks to end the Afghan war and Eides comments were a misinterpretation of its aims, he said. Pakistan is committed to support an Afghanistan-led reintegration and reconciliation process so any other contentions, we believe, are a misrepresentation and misinterpretation of our intentions, Basit said.