Pakistan acknowledges release of Taliban leader Mullah Baradar – Pakistan Today

After a silence of a few days on the release of Afghan Taliban leaders, Pakistan government on Sunday acknowledged releasing its co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar alias Mullah Baradar and two other commanders.

A spokesperson at the Pakistani diplomatic mission in Kabul officially confirmed the reports, saying besides Mullah Baradar, Mullah Abdul Samad Sani has also been released on the request of United States (US) Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to facilitate the Afghan peace process.

The release, which was previously confirmed by a Taliban spokesperson, came after back-to-back meetings of US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells and Khalilzad with …. Read More on Pakistan Today