A meeting of the Ulema, Islamic scholars, from across Afghanistan to decide whether to extradite Osama bin Laden to the United States, has been postponed, a senior Taliban source said.
"The meeting will happen either tomorrow (Wednesday) or the next day," said a senior Taliban official who declined to be identified.
The decision will give the Ulema, who are coming from across the country, sufficient time to gather for the crucial meeting.
Omar`s had left the decision to the Ulema`s after a day of meetings with a delegation from Pakistan, which included the head of the country`s secret service. The Pakistanis were in Afghanistan`s southern Kandahar to press the Taliban to hand over bin Laden to try to pre-empt a U.S. retaliatory attack.
The Pakistani delegation was led by Lt Gen Mahmood Ahmed, chief of the Interservices Intelligence, the Pakistani agency believed to have played a part in the Taliban`s creation in the mid-1990s. The Pakistanis left southern Kandahar for the Afghan capital.
They are expected to meet the grand council of Islamic clerics in Kabul apparently to try to influence their decision.