Afghan forces have claimed to have captured Maulvi Faqir, former deputy `commander’ of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan from Bajaur when he was allegedly entering Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. Faqir was accompanied by Shahid Umar, Maulana Hakeemullah Bajauri, Maulana Turabi and Fateh.
The news of their arrest was officially communicated to Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday. Pakistan considers it as a landmark between the relationships of two neighboring countries.
On the other hand, Pakistan faces criticism for freeing Afghan Taliban who have allegedly rejoined the insurgency. A senior Western official allegedly confirms that a number of recently freed Taliban have returned to the front line. Reportedly, the freed prisoners are all Afghan Taliban, who are confronting NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
According to Pakistani intelligence officials, Pakistan might have