Aug 9, 2012, 05.31AM IST
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan may release top Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to boost reconciliation efforts with militants in Afghanistan and to play a larger role in the endgame in the neighbouring country.
Baradar, who was captured in Karachi in February 2010, is ranked second in influence to Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Muhammad Omar.
Pakistan has so far resisted Afghanistan's demand for access to Baradar and other key Taliban leaders believed to be in Pakistani custody. The government is actively considering the release of Baradar to boost Kabul's peace negotiations with Taliban, The Express Tribune newspaper quoted its sources as saying. At the time of his arrest, Baradar was believed to be holding secret peace talks with the Afghan government.
Tags: Afghan, Taliban, Want, Peace, in, Afghanistan, US, NATO, Occuation, Pakistan, terorist, Punjabi, ISI, Al, Qaeda
Location: Afghanistan (load item map)
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