Pakistani government have agreed to release this month former Afghan Talibansecond-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who arrest in January 2010 to encourage peace efforts in war-torn Afghanistan , Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry said on Tuesday.
Afghan authorities, who seeking the country’s security after the withdrawl of NATO combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 , have demanded several times from Pakistan to release ‘Baradar’ as he more open to dialogue than many of his comrades.
“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.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar also known as Abu Waqas, who is the No. 2 behind Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, was arrested in 2010 in the southern part of Karachi, Pakistan after a secret raid by Pakistani police and CIA agents according to AFP. President Barack Obama when Baradar arrested he told reporters “It is a big success for our mutual efforts in the region.’