ISLAMABAD, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan has sought extradition of Mulla Fazalullah, a Taliban leader hiding in Afghanistan who has been accused of planning attacks on Pakistani border posts and villages, local media reported late Sunday.
Fazaullah, who had fled to Afghanistan following the 2009 military operation in Swat valley in northwestern Pakistan, is now operating in Afghanistan's Kunar province, officials say.
Geo TV reported that Pakistan also sought the U.S. help in meetings with U.S. special envoy, Marc Grossman, in Islamabad on Saturday. Grossman met Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani.
Pakistan has also accused Fazalullah of planning attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year girl, earlier this month, in Swat.
Taliban said they attacked Malala Yousafzai for her campaign against their movement. Malala has now been flown to Britain and is now under treatment in a British hospital.
The report said Foreign Minister Khar raised the issue of the activities of Pakistani Taliban on the Afghan soil with the U.S. envoy and requested him to use influence to ask the Afghan government to extradite Fazalullah.
The U.S. envoy was told that Fazalullah is hiding in Afghanistan along with his fighters who were re-grouped for attacks on Pakistani posts and villages, the TV channel quoted officials as saying.
Pakistan said that the issue was also raised with ISAF and Afghan authorities on several occasions but Taliban is still routinely launching attacks on posts and villages in Pakistan.