Pakistan released prisoner Mullah Baradar to attend Key talks with US in Qatar as Political Chief of Afghan Taliban

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Pakistan released prisoner Mullah Baradar to attend Key talks with US in Qatar as Political Chief of Afghan Taliban

KABUL - Mullah Ghani Bradar, Taliban’s number two and the group’s head of the political committee is en route to Doha for talks with the US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.

Baradar was appointed as head of Taliban’s Qatar office in January.

Baradar is a co-founder of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan. He was Mullah Mohammed Omar, the founding leader of the Taliban’s deputy. Omar’s death was confirmed in October 2016.

Baradar was captured in Pakistan by a team of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and US’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers in February 2010.

According to another source, four other high-ranking Taliban members including Mullah Omar’s brother will also join Mullah Baradar in the meeting.