The report, however, didn't disclose the name of the Taliban commander.
He claimed that there are many foreign youngsters like Shahzad, the naturalised American citizen of Pakistan origin who is accused of plotting the Times Square bombing, who send e-mails seeking to join the terror outfit.
"With all this new technology, it's not difficult to recruit people in the West.
It's hard to contact Al-Qaeda. But it's very easy to get in touch with the Pakistani Taliban," the Daily News quoted Taliban commander, as adding in the report.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has denied any role in the failed bombing plot, but has praised Shahzad's 'noble' work.
However, US agencies are probing the possibility of the TTP and other banned terror group such as the Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) financing and helping Shahzad in getting trained in bomb making.