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670 Pakistanis went missing after 9/11 languishing in Afghan jails.

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2010 (Balochistan Times): 670 Pakistanis that went missing after 9/11 have been languishing in various jails of Afghanistan, sources disclosed on Wednesday. However, Pakistanis officials have prepared report of 153 Pakistanis, which according to them, are languishing in Afghan jails under which Pak-Afghan prisoners would be exchanged. Sources in the NWFP govt told that the Afghan government has not informed it about the 670 Pakistanis yet as where are they, adding, record of few Pakistanis are available we have the record of few but not of the majority but it is fact that most youths from Malakand, Swat and other tribal areas had gone to Afghanistan on the invitation of Sufi Mohammad. Sources said that 670 Pakistanis out of those went with Sufi Mohammad are still missing and have been included in the list of missing persons, while officially Afghan officials have confirmed 153 Pakistanis in their jails. According to sources, presently more than 500 Pakistanis belonging to Malakand division and areas of NWFP are languishing in official Afghan jails and private jails of warlords. Most of the Pakistanis have been detained in Nangarhar, Kabul, Kandus, Bagram, Hirat and Mazar Sharif, sources added.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 10, 2010
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