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Taliban ask Pakistan to explain death of ex-minister

Afghan Taliban Monday demanded of Pakistani officials to share factual information about the arrest, illness and death of former Defense Minister Mullah Obaidullah Akhund, who has died in a Pakistani prison.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that Mullah Obaidullah Akhund was arrested in Balochistan on January 3, 2007 and he died in a Karachi jail in 2010. He said that no information had been given to Akhund’s family since his arrest.
“It has now been confirmed that Akhund’s family members have received some proofs that he had passed away on March 5, 2010 in a prison in Karachi due to heart failure. They have enough evidences proving that the distinguished leader is no more alive” he said. However, The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is not sure as whether Akhund had lost his life due to illness or because of tortures in the prison,” he said in a statement.
“Pakistan should immediately share information on his arrest, reason for his Shahadat,” he said.
Mujahid strongly condemned that after two years of passing away of the former defense minister, his family got the information. He said that the ICRC along with Pakistan is also responsible for such ignorance.
“So far the ICRC has not shared any information about prisoners of the Islamic Emirate in Pakistani jails and that is its duty,” he said.
He demanded of the Islamic countries to treat the war torn Afghans, Refugees and prisoners in a manner that could reflect Islamic brotherhood.
Mullah Akhund was a famous Jihadi leader and lieutenant of Taliban Chief Mullah Mohammad Omar.
He fought against communism and earned his name as a brave commander. When Taliban controlled Kabul in 1996, he was appointed as Defense Minister.
After 9/11, when US-led coalition forces ousted Taliban from Kabul, Mullah Omar had appointed Akhund as his lieutenant.

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