Pakistan frees top taliban prisoner
on 21/09/2013 09:33:37
Mullah Baradar, the former deputy commander of the Taliban, was freed today, a Pakistani intelligence official and a security official said.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry had earlier announced that Baradar would be released.
The Afghan government has repeatedly asked Pakistan to release Baradar and hopes he can help with peace negotiations. But some analysts and officials doubt he will make much of a difference.
Pakistan arrested Baradar under murky circumstances in a joint operation with the CIA in 2010 in the southern city of Karachi.