The Afghan government rejected reports on Wednesday that Pakistan handed over 27 Taliban and Haqqani network prisoners to Afghanistan last year.
“Pakistan has not handed over any members of these groups,” a credible source told TOLOnews.
This comes after a spokesman for Pakistan’s Foreign Office Mohammad Faisal claimed on Tuesday that Pakistan handed over 27 individuals suspected of having ties to Taliban and Haqqani network to Afghan officials last year.
According to a Dawn News report, Faisal said Pakistan continues to push any suspected Afghan Taliban and Haqqani elements with a view to "prevent them from using our soil for any terrorist activity in Afghanistan.”
The suspected insurgents were handed over to Afghanistan in November 2017, he said.
Peace could not be achieved in Afghanistan in the past 17 years despite the use of all sorts of weapons and ammunition, Faisal said, adding that the Afghan conflict can only be addressed through dialogue as the military strategy has failed.