Fugitive TTP chief: Gen Raheel didn’t ask for Fazlullah handover, says Afghan army chief

Army spokesperson says Gen Raheel had shared vital elements of intelligence with concerned authorities


Tahir Khan December 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD:


Afghan army chief General Sher Muhammad Karimi said on Friday that his Pakistani counterpart General Raheel Sharif has not asked for handing over of the fugitive chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Mullah Fazlullah, who is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan.


General Raheel and ISI chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar visited Kabul on December 17, a day after the deadly Taliban attack on the Army Public School and College in Peshawar. Gen Raheel had shared “vital elements of intelligence with concerned authorities, with regard to the Peshawar incident,” the army spokesman had said.



However, the Afghan army chief said that the top Pakistani military officials didn’t ask for custody of Mullah Fazlullah. “They didn’t mention Mullah Fazlullah. He doesn’t live in Afghanistan and we are not sheltering him,” Gen Karimi told a local Radio channel in Afghanistan.

“We have a long and porous border, so it is possible he might be operating from both sides of the border like other terrorists. But he is always on the run. We have never sheltered terrorists and will never do so,” he said referring to Mullah Fazlullah.

Pakistan believes the TTP chief has regrouped his fighters on the Afghan side of the border and operates from there “We’ve reached the conclusion that Kabul and Islamabad should unite in the fight against terrorism,” Gen Karimi said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 20th, 2014. 

COMMENTS (36)

افغان ميهن | 7 years ago | Reply

@Hoshang Ansari.:

Afghan havildar is a Sandhurst graduate, and eating crow is a habit of your leaders not Afghans. Nothing is going to happen to Fazlullah as long as your duplicitious nature does not reciprocate. Talking trash might make you feel good but reality is something else. All that talk about unilateral action and hot pursuit fizzled out, so who ate crow here is open to debate.

Hoshang Ansari. | 7 years ago | Reply

@wb: Looks like. Afghan havildar Karimi is eating crow. Brought over by ISAF commander. to apologize to Gen. Sharif. Must be devastating to hindus trolls.

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