Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul for talks on setting up govt: Official


NEW DELHI: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the co-founder of Taliban, arrived in Kabul on Saturday for talks with fellow members of the group and other politicians on establishing a new Afghan government.
“He will be in Kabul to meet jihadi leaders and politicians for an inclusive government set-up,” a senior Taliban official said quoted AFP.

Baradar arrived in Afghanistan earlier this week from Qatar, choosing to touch down in the country’s second-biggest city Kandahar — the Taliban’s spiritual birthplace.
Within hours of his return, the group announced its rule would be “different” this time.
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Who is Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar
Baradar was arrested in Pakistan in 2010. He was kept in custody until pressure from the United States saw him freed in 2018 and relocated to Qatar.
He was appointed head of the Taliban’s political office in Doha, where he oversaw the signing of the foreign forces’ withdrawal agreement with the Americans.
(With inputs from agencies)

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