ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is preparing to fly an alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings to Indonesia, security officials said on Wednesday.
Umar Patek, the most-wanted extremist in Southeast Asia, had been arrested in March. He was detained in Abbottabad.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said last week that the alleged coordinator of the 2002 Bali bombings, in which more than 200 people were killed, would be extradited to Indonesia “soon rather than later”.
Patek is also suspected of being involved in a series of deadly attacks targeting Christians and westerners in Indonesia dating back to 1999.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2011.