ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has asked the Afghan government to hand over the leader of the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) Aslam Farooqi to it because he was involved in anti-Pakistan activities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad called the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan Mohammad Atif Mashal and conveyed him Pakistan’s views with regard to the arrest of Aslam Farooqi by the Afghan authorities on April 5, 2020.
As per the Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui, it was emphasized that Pakistan had been expressing its concerns over the activities of the ISKP, which were clearly detrimental to Pakistan.
Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan’s position in this regard was being regularly shared with the Afghan government and others concerned.
It was underscored to the ambassador, she added, that since Farooqi was involved in anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan, he should be handed over to Pakistan for further investigations.
It was further underlined that the two sides should coordinate actions against the menace of terrorism including through established mechanisms.
The Afghan forces arrested the ISKP leader Aslam Farooqi, whose real name is Abdullah Orakzai, along with 19 other fighters from Kandahar province.