Pakistan says it will free all Afghan Taliban detainees

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According to Reuters, Pakistan plans to release all Afghanistan Taliban detainees. The action supposedly helps Afghanistan with their “reconciliation efforts”  with the Taliban.

“The remaining detainees, we are coordinating, and they will be released subsequently,” Jalil Jilani, Pakistan’s foreign secretary, the foreign ministry’s top bureaucrat, told a news conference in Abu Dhabi.

Asked if the former Taliban deputy leader, Mullah Baradar, would be among those released, he said “The aim is to release all”, but did not elaborate further.


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