South Asia

Hand over Fazlullah, Pak. tells Kabul

While the dead from Tuesday’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attack on an army school were being given a mass burial amid grieving families and the toll rose to 148, politicians at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s all-party conference appeared helpless about what future course to take.

“We have decided that all leaders will decide a national consensus to defeat terrorism,” Mr. Sharif said.

The only clear plan emerged from Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif who, without waiting for protocol, informed the Afghan leadership that he was flying to meet them , accompanied by DG ISI General Rizwan Akhter.

Sources said Gen. Raheel had demanded that either the Afghan leaders help in extraditing TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah or allow Pakistan to go after him.

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