ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has decided in principle to release detained Taliban leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Bradar on Saturday.
According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office spokesman in Islamabad Friday‚ Mullah Baradar will be released in order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.
Baradar is one of the four men who founded the Taliban movement in 1994, and is believed to be a close aide and one of the most trusted commanders of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the spiritual leader of the Taliban. He was captured from the port city of Karachi in February, 2010.
Baradar is likely to be left on his own after the release, instead of transferring him to some other country or handing him over to the Afghan authorities. NNI