Pakistan rejects allegations about detention of Mullah Baradar

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday claimed their former deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has not been freed by authorities here, prompting a denial from Pakistani officials who said he was free to "meet and contact anyone".

Afghanistan wants key role for Mullah Baradar in peace process with Taliban

The release of Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar would be meaningless if he was unable to play a role in the Afghan-Taliban peace process.

Abdul Ghani Baradar: Knowing the Taliban commander

Pakistan on Saturday released Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to facilitate the Afghan peace process.

Important that prisoners released responsibly: US on Baradar

The US has said that it`s important that coordination between Islamabad and Kabul takes place to ensure that releases are done in a responsible manner.

Pakistan to release senior Taliban commander Mullah Baradar today

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, former Afghan Taliban second-in-command, will be released from a Pakistan prison on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry revealed on Friday.

Pak may move Taliban leader Baradar to Turkey or Saudi

Baradar, whose release Kabul has been seeking since he was arrested in Karachi in 2010, could lead the peace talks with President Hamid Karzai government`s High peace Council.

`Taliban`s Baradar working for Afghan peace in captivity’

Senior Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was instrumental in bringing the militant leadership to the negotiating table, according to a media report.

Afghan Taliban chief providing `useful` information: US

Baradar is sharing insights that are adding to US` knowledge of Afghan Taliban.

ISI still backs Taliban, believes US officials

US believe that Pak`s ISI still supports the Taliban despite recent signals that it had started cracking down on the Islamist group.

Not much change in Pak`s strategy: Stratfor

Noting that Pakistan has recently arrested only those militants who have crossed the red line set by it, a US-based strategic think-tank has said that these arrests do not necessarily indicate any kind of shift in Pak`s strategy.

Pakistan to hand over Taliban No 2: Afghan official

The Afghan Taliban`s No 2 leader, who was picked up as part of a recent crackdown on insurgents in Pakistan, will be handed over to Afghanistan, an Afghan government official said on Wednesday.

Pak’s ‘dubious’ motive behind nabbing Baradar under scrutiny

After lauding Pakistan for nabbing Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the international community has now started raising questions over Islamabad’s sudden change of tactics and motives behind arresting the top extremist leader.

US want Pak to shift Barader to Bagram air base prison

The US is pushing for the transfer
of captured Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to an America-run prison in Afghanistan, apparently frustrated by
his silence during interrogation by Pakistani investigators.

‘Pak arrested Taliban commander out of fear’

Pakistan’s decision to arrest Taliban`s No 2 man, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and others, was motivated by a fear of losing influence in peace overtures between the United States and the Afghan Taliban, the CSM claims in a report.

Arrest of top Taliban leader ‘significant’: US

The White House called the capture of a top Taliban military commander "a big success" on Wednesday and said commanders reported a major offensive against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan was going well.