Pakistan to handover Taliban deputy chief to Afghanistan: official

21:42, February 25, 2010      

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Zamari Bashari, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, speaks during a press conference held in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2010. Afghan Interior Ministry said Thursday that the Pakistani authorities have agreed to handover Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the seized number two leader of the Taliban, to Afghanistan. (Xinhua Photo)


Afghan Interior Ministry said Thursday that the Pakistani authorities have agreed to handover Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the number two leader of the Taliban, to Afghanistan.

Zamari Bashari, spokesman for the interior ministry, told a press conference here that the agreement has been reached during a meeting held Wednesday in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan.

Those attended the meeting included Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar, officials of Pakistani Interior Ministry and United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Pakistani authorities during the meeting agreed to hand over 42 Afghan terror suspects including Baradar and Mullah Abdul Kabir, another high-profile Taliban commander, to Afghanistan " very soon," said the spokesman.

He added that Afghan authorities will also hand over a number of Pakistani terror suspects to Pakistan but failed to give the detail on the exchange schedule.

Earlier this month, media reported that Baradar had been arrested in Pakistani port city of Karachi.

Source: Xinhua
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