Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. — Photo by AP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is reported to have sought extradition of Maulvi Fazlullah who led the brief Taliban occupation of Swat and fled to Afghanistan after a military operation in the valley.

Television channels quoted diplomatic sources as saying on Sunday night that Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar made the demand during a meeting with US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman.

Ms Khar urged the US envoy to put pressure on Afghanistan to hand over Fazlullah to Pakistan.

She said that the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) Swat chief was hiding in an Afghan area close to Pakistani borders and his aides had launched several attacks on military posts in Dir, Chitral and other areas of Pakistan.

Fazlullah, also known as Mullah Radio, was involved in cross-border attacks on Pakistan and was suspected of having organised the attack on young student activist Malala Yousufzai in Swat, the TV channels quoted the foreign minister to have informed Mr Grossman.—Dawn monitor

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Ravindra sanap
October 22, 2012 6:11 pm
And India asks pakistan to hand over hafiz saeed !
October 22, 2012 10:50 am
It should also be cleared we reserve a right to go after him in hot pursuit or as a matter of fact anyone who attacks our soldiers
October 22, 2012 4:27 pm
I think Afghanistan should do a Pakistan Act by asking for "concrete evidence". Should be interesting. By the way, nice move changing the headline :)
October 23, 2012 5:45 pm
Pakistan is not Afghanistan
October 22, 2012 9:13 pm
What if India makes a similar claim?
Ahmed Sultan (India)
October 23, 2012 4:20 am
Pakistan doesn't have any rights to ask for this. They created this evil now they have to face it.
Muhammad Farooq
October 22, 2012 5:03 am
Pakistan has to ask US to put pressure on Afghanistan to extradite Fazlullah to Pakistan? All this is politics. Is it not in the interest of Afghanistan that Fazlullah is caught and punished for his crimes. How can these countries ever bring peace to this region with this kind of murky politics?
Iftikhar Husain
October 22, 2012 10:55 am
The army has to keep a watchful eye on the borders as the family of Mulla Radio is in Pakistan and must be in communication withnhis lots here in Pakistan. It is our problem and we must solve it.
October 22, 2012 5:45 am
Pakistan doesn't have the right to make this request, when there are so many requests pending from its neighbours to extradite criminals hiding in their country.
October 22, 2012 6:23 am
I would like to hear Karzai's response to that.
October 22, 2012 3:31 am
First time ball is thrown to other side. Should have been little stronger
October 22, 2012 3:33 am
Why need permission? Just send drone, F16 or SSG commandos to pick up the evil.
October 22, 2012 3:46 am
I think Pakistan should warn Afghanistan and NATO either they hand Maulvi Fazlullah or Paksitan will suspend Nato supply route and Afghanistan trade route.
October 22, 2012 3:49 am
do we have a extradition treaty with Afghanistan ? and how can we expect Afghanistan to nab a person from a place where they don't have any writ whatsoever ?
October 22, 2012 4:35 am
Too late but at last we made some realistic demand
October 22, 2012 1:06 pm
The Request is From PAKISTAN & not from india, so karzai is not going to act
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