Published On: Tue, Oct 23rd, 2018

#Pakistan releases Afghan Taliban’s ex-deputy chief – #Mullah #Baradaris believed to be the highest ranking #Afghan #Taliban #prisoner freed so far.

Pakistan has released Afghan Taliban’s former deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on the intervention of Qatar. Mullah Baradar, one of the four top commanders who formed the Afghan Taliban in 1994, was captured by the Pakistani security agencies in 2010.

He has been finally released from jail on the solicitation of the government of Qatar, the News reported, citing its sources. Mullah Baradaris believed to be the highest ranking Afghan Taliban prisoner freed so far.

“It is believed that the release would help persuade Afghan Taliban to lay down arms and negotiate in new peace talks,” the paper said. It did not give any other details.

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