Pakistan welcomes release of Afghan prisoners by Afghan government
A day after a month-long release of Pakistani prisoners, Pakistan welcomed President Ashraf Ghani’s order to release a number of Pakistani prisoners.
“Pakistan is grateful for the goodwill of President Ashraf Ghani in ordering the release of Pakistani prisoners in Afghanistan due to the strengthening of humanitarian relations,” Mohammad Sadegh, Pakistan’s special envoy for Afghanistan, tweeted late last night (Monday, November 22).
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered the release of a number of Pakistani prisoners in Afghanistan with the aim of “goodwill and strengthening friendly relations with Pakistan”.
The order was issued by Mr. Ghani last Wednesday (November 18), a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Kabul.
According to the decree, those Pakistani prisoners who have up to a month left in prison will be released from prison.
Fines for those Pakistani prisoners who are being held for non-payment of “convicted” fines will also be pardoned.
Hours after the order was made public, Rahmatullah Nabil, the former head of national security, tweeted that he would release President Ashraf Ghani Aslam Farooqi, the leader of the Khorasan branch of ISIS, and hundreds of Pakistani terrorists as bribes to the ISAI.
“The number of Pakistani prisoners to be released has killed thousands of Afghan citizens,” Mr. Nabil added.
Abdullah Orakzai, known as Aslam Farooqi, the leader of the Khorasan branch of the ISIS group, was arrested during the month of this solar year. He is a Pakistani citizen and had previously been denied a request by Pakistan to extradite Aslam Farooqi to Afghanistan.