Just in:  

You are here: Home»Top News»Front Top News»High ranking Taliban among 8 prisoners released

High ranking Taliban among 8 prisoners released

afghan-talibanALI HUSSAIN

ISLAMABAD: In what appeared to be the New Year gift to the US and Afghanistan, Pakistan on Monday released another batch of Afghan Taliban detainees in order to facilitate the ongoing process of reconciliation.


Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmad Khan confirmed this in a statement here saying that Pakistan released eight Taliban detainees in order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.


The batch of released Taliban members also includes high-ranking leaders but the Taliban second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is not among those who were freed on Monday. Bardar has been the prime demand of the Afghan government and the High Peace Council, which they termed a key member to facilitate the reconciliation process.


According to the spokesman released Taliban detainees including Abdul Bari, ex-Governor Helmund, Nur-ud-Din Turabi, ex Justice Minister, Allah  Daad Tabib, ex Minister, Mullah Daud Jan, ex Governor Kabul, and ex Governor Mir Ahmed Gul.


Last month too, Moazzam said that Pakistan released 18 Taliban prisoners on request of the Afghan High Peace Council. With this, the number of Taliban detainees reached to 26.


Independent analysts describe the release of more Taliban leaders as New Year gift to both Washington and Kabul, which would further facilitate the reconciliation process meant for bringing the Afghan insurgents in the mainstream political process.


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,088.87 0.01
Arrow FTSE 6,337.64 0.96
Arrow DAX 11,169.54 2.15
Arrow CAC-40 4,892.99 1.51
Arrow Nikkei 19,847.58 0.39
Arrow H.Seng 22,498.00 0.40
Arrow Sensex 25,775.74 0.17

Wholesale Camping Equipment from China at 

New 2015 adidas and Nike Soccer Cleats at Kicks Corner uk

Ad Asia 2015

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln