Pakistan asks Afghanistan to handover arrested ISIS-K chief

Pakistan asks Afghanistan to handover arrested ISIS-K chief

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has asked Afghanistan to hand over ISIS-K leader, Aslam Farooqi, held by its forces during an action last week.


Farooqi is also known as Abdullah Orokxai and heads the ISIS-K, which is also known as the Islamic State of the Khorasan Province (ISKP).

A statement issued by the FO says, "The Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conveyed Pakistan’s views with regard to the arrest of ISIS-Khorasan leader, Aslam Farooqi, by the Afghan authorities on 5 April 2020".

The Afghan ambassador was also told that both Pakistan and Afghanistan should coordinate actions against terrorism, including through the established mechanisms.

The Afghan intelligence agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) Saturday said the arrest came after the ISKP claimed responsibility for the attack on a Sikh religious complex in Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people.