Pakistan to free Mullah Baradar this month

Sartaj Aziz says Baradar will not be handed over to Afghanistan, will be released straight into Pakistan.


Reuters September 10, 2013
File photo of Taliban fighters. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will release former Afghan Taliban second-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, as soon as this month to help advance peace efforts in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.

"In principle, we have agreed to release him. The timing is being discussed. It should be very soon ... I think within this month," Sartaj Aziz, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on foreign affairs, told Reuters.

Aziz added Baradar would not be handed over to Afghanistan directly as some in Kabul had hoped, and would be instead released straight into Pakistan.

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Fiz | 8 years ago | Reply

@Babashakkari: Every person is entitled to have his/her opinion and its not necessary for the others to conform with it. I am not seeking any alcercation with anyone however I feel that Afghan affairs has always brought misery to us and vice versa. My feeling is that it is not going to be different. It does not mean that he is personally going to do that. By the way I'm not the only one who has shown fears like that (see all the comments).

Babashakkari | 8 years ago | Reply

@Fiz:

"are you spokes person of Mullah Baradar?"

No, I am just a well informed individual who likes to do some research on current news and affairs. Refuse to take news at face value and likes to analyse them from more than one angle.

Why do you ask? Also would you care to elaborate your statement and how did you come to that conclusion? "So that he can wreck more terrorism in Pakistan."

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