Pakistan releases senior Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar
Zee Media Bureau/ Neha Attre
Islamabad: Former top leader of Afghan Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, was released on Saturday by Pakistani authorities to advance peace efforts with Afghanistan.
While Baradar was released today, it is not clear as to where he will be sent after his release. He will be provided with security cover and there will be no restrictions in whoever he wants to meet.
However, no official confirmation regarding Baradar’s release was made by the Pakistani government. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry denied releasing the Taliban leader, as per news reports.
One of the top Taliban leaders to be released, Baradar is one of the founding member of the Taliban movement in 1994. He was captured 2010 by Pakistani security agencies in Karachi.
The Foreign Ministry had issued a statement on Friday stating that Baradar would be released today.
The demand for his release was made by Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai during his visit to Islamabad.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Panel discussion on clashes at JNU over Afzal Guru row
- DNA: JNU students clash over Afzal Guru row
- JNU students call terrorist Afzal Guru a martyr amid anti-nationalist slogans
- PM Modi breaks protocol to receive Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Al Nahyan
- Panel discussion on clashes at JNU over Afzal Guru row- Part II
- Drunk girl creates ruckus in Delhi's Connaught Place; arrested - Watch
- JNU erupts over 'Shaheed Afzal Guru', 'Azad Kashmir'; rival student groups clash, police deployed
- AAP poster showing Arvind Kejriwal with Bhindranwale sparks row in Punjab
- Video of Hanumanthappa's rescue that went viral on social media is fake - Watch
- Digangana Suryavanshi chops off her mane on Salman Khan's advice—See pics!