Pakistan

Pakistan To Free Taliban Chief

Mullah Baradar was one of the founders of the Taliban in Afghanistan

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Former Afghan Taliban second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is to be released from prison in Pakistan on Saturday, the foreign ministry says.

A spokesman said the release was to "further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process".

Mullah Baradar is one of the four men who founded the Taliban movement in Afghanistan in 1994.

He became a linchpin of the insurgency after the Taliban were toppled by the US-led invasion in 2001.

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