Baradar would be deported to Afghanistan: Pak Defence Minister

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Karachi, Mar.17 (ANI): Despite the Lahore High Court order preventing his extradition, Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's second-in command, would be handed over to Afghanistan after a case is registered against him in Pakistan.

Talking to media persons here, Mukhtar said Barader's extradition would not hamper the reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

"Baradar is offender as he had entered into the country without passport, and we have to to register a case against him first," The Nation quoted Mukhtar, as saying.

Replying to a question regarding India's alleged involvement in the wide spread violence in Pakistan, he said Islamabad would not issue any statement in this regard unless it has evidence.

Mukhtar said Pakistani forces have the ability to stop aggression from both the eastern and western borders, and added that some troops have been shifted from the eastern border to the more hostile western border along Afghanistan. (ANI)

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