Date :Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 | Time : 03:19 |ID: 17276 | Print

NDS rejects reports on Pak-Afghan prisoners exchange deal

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) rejected reports suggesting an agreement was reached between Kabul and Islamabad regarding the transfer of prisoners.

“NDS rejects all speculations on any deal between Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Governments about exchange of prisoner,” a statement released by NDS said.

The statement further added that NDS rejects the report published by Daily Times Pakistan which suggests that an agreement was reached for the transfer of jailed terrorists between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

This comes as Pakistani newspapers also reported that the President AShraf Ghani Ahmadzai has agreed to handover one of the high level Pakistani Taliban leader to Pakistan.

The reports further added that President Ghani has sent a message that he was prepared to handover the Taliban Naib Amir Maulavi Faqir Mohammad to Pakistan.

Maulavi Faqir Mohammad would be handed over to Pakistan under UN rules, the reports said, adding that Afghanistan has linked the transfer of Maulvi Faqir Mohammad with the handover of Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani.

Maulavi Faqir, the former second-in-command of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was arrested along with four other suspected militants while he was trying to enter Pakistan’s Tirah VAlley from eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan earlier last year.

Faqir reportedly led the Taliban in Bajaur for years, and he is also tied to some of al Qaeda’s top leaders, including the group’s emir, Ayman al Zawahiri. He was removed from power by chief Hakimullah Mehsud at a council meeting.

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