Pakistan asks Afghanistan to hand over Fazlullah
[Dawn] Pakistain is reported to have sought extradition of Maulvi Fazlullah who led the brief Taliban occupation of Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
and fled to Afghanistan after a military operation in the valley.
Television channels quoted diplomatic sources as saying on Sunday night that Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar made the demand during a meeting with US Special Envoy for Pakistain and Afghanistan Marc Grossman.
Ms Khar urged the US envoy to put pressure on Afghanistan to hand over Fazlullah to Pakistain.
She said that the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) Swat chief was hiding in an Afghan area close to Pak borders and his aides had launched several attacks on military posts in Dir, Chitral and other areas of Pakistain.
Fazlullah, also known as Mullah Radio, was involved in cross-border attacks on Pakistain and was suspected of having organised the attack on young student activist Malala Yousufzai in Swat, the TV channels quoted the foreign minister to have informed Mr Grossman.
Posted by: Fred