Afghanistan on April 11 has turned down the request of Pakistan to handover Aslam Farooqi, leader of the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP), responsible for several attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Aslam Farooqi whose real name is Abdullah Orakzai was arrested in the Kandahar province on April 4 by the National Directorate of Security (NDS).
The Foreign Office of Pakistan issued a statement saying, “The Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conveyed Pakistan’s views about the arrest of ISKP leader, Aslam Farooqi, by the Afghan authorities on April 5, 2020”.
The Afghan Foreign Ministry turned down the request stating that Farooqi was involved in the killing of hundreds of Afghans, therefore, he should be tried under the law of the country.
The Ministry further noted that Afghanistan and Pakistan have no extradition treaty and Kabul was under no obligation to hand over the IS-Khorasan chief but showcased hope by saying that both Islamabad and Kabul could work together to curb terrorism in the region.