Afghanistan- Editorial: US confirms Baradar’s release – menafn

(MENAFN – Afghanistan Times) The United States confirmed release of Tehrik Taliban Afghanistan (Emirate Islami Afghanistan) co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar’s release in Pakistan. US authorities informed that Mullah Baradar was released on the request of Afghanistan and pinned hope on his active role in the reconciliation process. Mullah Baradar was picked up by personnel of secret agencies in Pakistan when he was on a peace move in accordance with a request of the Afghan government in late 2010. At that time, another Taliban leader from Pakistan controlled tribal area. Latif Mehsud was apprehended by US personnel just near Pakistan-Afghanistan border. During 2009-2010, former President Hamid Karzai along with other leading Afghan leaders, intellectuals and tribal chieftains made hectic efforts for reconciliation. They made frequent request to Taliban leaders and commanders to join mainstream political and democratic processes. Many Taliban leaders were willing to accept the offer but due to abroad pressure they were reluctant to be made public. Belonging to influential Popalzai clan of Durrani Muhammadzai tribe, Abdul Ghani Baradar had the courage  …. Read More on menafn