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Pakistan denies releasing Taliban prisoners

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:40

The Pakistan government Thursday denied reports that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) prisoners have been released in an effort to revive the peace talks.

Pakistan frees 16 Taliban prisoners in bid to revive peace talks

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 15:05

Pakistan has freed at least sixteen Taliban prisoners with the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said on Thursday, in a move designed to invigorate a shaky peace process with the militant group.

Afghanistan to free 37 prisoners soon despite US protests

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 16:45

Afghanistan said today it expects to release within two weeks a first batch of alleged Taliban prisoners whom the US says are responsible for dozens of NATO and Afghan deaths.

Taliban leaders freed by Pakistan haven`t reached homes

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 16:40

None of the seven Afghan Taliban prisoners freed by Pakistan recently to boost the reconciliation process in war-torn Afghanistan have reached their homes yet, a media report said.

Pakistan frees 7 more Afghan Taliban commanders

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 11:42

Seven Afghan Taliban leaders, including Mansoor Dadullah, were on Saturday freed by Pakistan to boost the troubled reconciliation process in Afghanistan, taking the total number of commanders released so far to 33.

Pakistan set to release all Afghan Taliban prisoners

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 12:47

Pakistan has planned to release all Afghan Taliban prisoners who are still in its detention, including the group’s former second-in-command.

Pak releases four more Taliban prisoners

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 20:56

Pakistan Monday freed four Afghan Taliban prisoners, including former ministers Mullah Nooruddin Turabi and Maulvi Allah Dad, as part of its efforts to give impetus to a slow-moving reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Pak releases Afghan Taliban prisoners for peace process

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 13:46

Pakistani authorities agreed during talks with Afghan peace negotiators to release several Afghan Taliban prisoners.

Afghan-Pak talks on release of Taliban prisoners

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 20:54

Pak and Afghan are discussing the possible release of Taliban prisoners, including the outfit`s powerful commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo agree to transfer

Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 09:16

Senior Afghan officials say five Taliban fighters held in Guantanamo have agreed to a transfer to Qatar.

US confirms possible release of Taliban from Gitmo

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 12:57

U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks.

Taliban prisoners recount Afghan great escape

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 14:19

Around 500 Taliban prisoners escaped in an audacious jailbreak in Kandahar.