KABUL: Afghanistan has refused to release Pakistani prisoners languishing in various jails of the country. According to media reports, Afghan Presidential spokesperson in a statement said that President Hamid Karzai had made no assurance to release Pakistani prisoners. He said that Afghan President has rejected demand of release of Pakistani prisoners. It merits mentioning that JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman upon his return from a trip to Afganistan had told media that Afghan President Hamid Karzai had assured him that all Pakistani prisoners would be released.
According to Afghan media more than 2,000 prisoners are currently in Afghan jails.