Government to Release Mullah Baradar on Saturday

Islamabad, September 20, 2013: The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to release Mullah Baradar, number two leader of the Afghan Taliban.

It is now clear that the conversation Hakeemullah Mehsud had with Javed Ibrahim Paracha, the ex-MNA of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz, was to seek release of Mullah Baradar.

The local defense analysts see this move by the government as another step to appease the  Afghan Taliban, in order to engage them in peace talks with theAmericans.