Mullah radio: Islamabad wants Kabul to hand over Fazlullah

FM Khar made this request during her meeting with Marc Grossman, says Fazlullah planned major 15 attacks in Pakistan.

News Desk October 22, 2012

Pakistan has requested Afghanistan to hand over Mullah Fazlullah, claiming that he was involved in planning major attacks in Pakistan from across the border, including the attack on peace activist Malala Yousufzai, Express News reported Sunday night.

According to Foreign Ministry sources, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar made this demand during her meeting with Afghanistan-Pakistan special envoy Marc Grossman, who arrived in Islamabad on Saturday for talks with political and military leaders on “issues of bilateral and mutual concern.”

Sources added that Fazlullah has been involved in planning 15 major attacks in Pakistan, from Afghanistan, including attacks on security check posts and villages which have claimed almost 200 lives.

Fazlullah, also nicknamed “Mullah Radio”, is the leader of banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM).

Known for his fiery radio broadcasts in Swat Valley, he is also sometimes referred to as chief of the Swat Taliban.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd,  2012.

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Cautious | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Typical Pakistan -- a cheap attempt to deflect anger at their inability to take on the TTP by inappropriately blaming Afghanistan. You have one of the most expensive military's in the World -- why not use it for a change.

Rex Minor | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend Miss Khar is well advised to use the zionist jewish envoy to obtain an acceptance from Afghanistan of the durand line of 1893. Todate Afghanistan does not recognise Pakistan sovereignty of his land. Rex Minor
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