China asks Pakistan to handover 22 rebels
Thursday June 21, 01:40 PM
Islamabad, June 21 (ANI): China has asked Pakistan to handover 22 rebels belonging to East Turkistan Islamic Movement, who are reportedly hiding in tribal areas of the country.
A source in Pakistan's Interior Ministry was quoted by the Dawn as saying, that Beijing wants Islamabad to locate and handover the 22 rebels earlier enlisted by the Communist regime.
The matter is also expected to figure in talks between Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and Chinese officials during the Pakistani leader's visit to China from June 24.
The source said Sherpao would leave for China with a three-point agenda, including the presence of Chinese rebels in the country's tribal area, security of Chinese people working on different projects in Pakistan and training of security officials of the two sides.
However, Interior Ministry spokesman Brig Javed Iqbal Cheema said that Sherpao is visiting China on an invitation of Beijing, and that the agenda of the meeting had not been finalised so far. (ANI)