Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, has demanded Islamabad to hand over Taliban leaders to Kabul.
Zakhilwal specifically referred to Taliban leaders living in Pakistani custodies like Mullah Baradar and Mullah Nanai.
“It would be a positive step if Pakistan hand (Taliban leaders) over to us… with this there is no excuse,” he said in an interview with local TV channel Waqt News.
Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have strained in recent years due to allegations of refusing to act against their enemies.
In February, both Afghanistan and Pakistan exchanged lists of most wanted terrorists, urging action against them.
Zakhilwal said that there is firm political will in Afghanistan against militants and that Kabul is waiting for the same assurance.
Asked about Islamabad’s concerns about alleged India’s use of Afghan soil against Pakistan, Zakhilwal said they are not logical.
“We will not allow India to use our territory against (Pakistan) because the first and foremost it hurts us,” Zakhilwal said.