KABUL (Reuters) – Pakistan will consider freeing former Afghan Taliban second-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, if current releases of lower level members help to advance peace efforts, officials from both countries said on Thursday. “After releasing 13 Taliban, Pakistan promised … Continue reading
KABUL (Reuters) – Pakistan will consider freeing the former Afghan Taliban second- -in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, if current releases of lower level insurgents help advance peace efforts, officials from both countries told Reuters on Thursday. “After releasing 13 Taliban, … Continue reading
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan executed its first prisoner in four years on Thursday, hanging a convicted murderer who was a former army serviceman, police said. Despite the execution of Muhammad Hussain in northwest Pakistan, activists do not … Continue reading
LivemintPakistan Agrees to Release Some Afghan Taliban PrisonersVoice of America (blog)Officials say Pakistan has agreed to release some Afghan Taliban prisoners, a move that could help facilitate peace talks between the insurgent group and the Afghan government. Afghanistan has long … Continue reading
Pakistani government and intelligence officials say Islamabad has freed several Taliban prisoners to facilitate the Afghan peace process.