Pakistan welcomes release of hostages by Afghan Taliban

Pakistan welcomes release of hostages by Afghan Taliban

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday welcomed the release of an American and an Australian hostage by Afghan Taliban and.


“Pak welcomes release of Profs Kevin King & Timothy Weeks in Afghanistan,” PM Khan said in a tweet.

“We appreciate steps taken by all involved to make it possible. As part of the int community working to bring peace & end the suffering of the Afghan people, Pak has fully supported & facilitated this release,” he added.

According to an official, the two American University professors were released in Nawbahar district of Zabul province and were flown out on American helicopters.

The American and Australian were exchanged with three insurgent leaders, including a key militant figure, Anas Haqqani.