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Pakistan seeks Fazlullah’s extradition

Pakistan seeks Fazlullah’s extradition

Dec 17, 2014 - 13:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Pakistaninfo-icon army chief, during a surprise visit to Kabul, on Wednesday demanded the extradition of the Tehreek-e-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistan (TTP) leader, a media report said.

Gen. Raheel Sharif also asked Afghan authorities to take decisive action against TTP sanctuaries on Afghan soil, reported a private TV channel, monitored here.

He air-dashed to Kabul after security agencies found evidence that the Peshawar school attack, which killed 141 people, including 132 children, was planned inside Afghanistaninfo-icon by the Fazlullah group.

The Express Tribune quoted an unnamed source as saying: “If Afghan authorities fail to act this time, we will explore all options, including hot pursuit.”

According to DawnNews, the army chief shared classified intelligence details with the Afghan officials and informed the mastermind behind the Peshawar attack, who was from Afghanistan, gave directives to terrorists.

President Ashraf Ghani replied Afghanistan stood with the people of Pakistan in their hour of grief. Raheel also met International Security Assistance Force commander Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Dunford condemned the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar and assured Pakistan of complete cooperation in countering terrorism and. Raheel also sought Kabul's help in extradition of Fazlullah.

The visit was previously unscheduled and a decision to the effect was taken at a high-level meeting in Peshawar. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was attended by senior political leaders.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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