KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- An Afghan official Monday denied a statement by a Pakistani political leader that Afghanistan had agreed to release about 2,500 Pakistani prisoners.
The issue had been raised by leaders of the Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam Fazal after talks in Kabul, Khaama Press reported.
The party's deputy chief, Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan, told reporters in Pakistan Saturday that 2,500 prisoners would be released as a result of the talks.
Aimal Faizi, a spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, said JUI-F chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman has asked only for the release of prisoners who were members of JUI-F.
Faizi said Karzai told Rehman he would consider reviewing the cases of the Pakistani prisoners.
Rehman made the comments after he returned from a visit with Karzai during which they discussed various issues, including the Afghan peace process, the report said.