Pakistan asks Afghan govt for ISIS Khorasan leader Aslam Farooqi handover.
Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan was called to the Foreign Office.
Pakistan has demanded of Afghanistan to hand over ISIS-K leader, Aslam Farooqi.
Afghan authorities had arrested him on Saturday last.
Pakistan asks Afghan govt
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson said the FO conveyed Pakistan’s deep concerns over the activities of this group.
Pakistan considers this group’s activities clearly detrimental to security of Pakistan.
The statement underscored that since Aslam Farooqi was involved in anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan, he should be handed-over to Pakistan for further investigations.
It said that Pakistan’s position in this regard has been regularly shared with the Afghan government and others concerned.
It was further underlined that the two sides should coordinate actions against the menace of terrorism, through established mechanisms.
On the other hand, Afghanistan government has released 100 low-risk Taliban prisoners.
According to Afghanistan’s Office of the National Security Council, the freed prisoners were chosen on the basis of their health condition, age and length of remaining sentence as part of efforts for peace and containment of COVID-19.
The Afghan government and the Taliban have been negotiating a prisoners’ swap since last week as part of US-Taliban peace deal.