Lahore, 18th August: Who is Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, former vice president of Taliban and current president?
According to Baaghi TV‘s report, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s deputy chief and head of the political office in Qatar, arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday. From here he is expected to be given important responsibilities.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar also known as Mullah Baradar, was born in 1968 in the Afghan province of Uruzgan and belongs to Afghanistan’s most influential Popalzai tribe.
He lived in the Afghan province of Kandahar for many years and lived in Herat during the Taliban era.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was the Taliban’s commander when the Taliban took control of the Afghan province of Bamyan in 1998.
Moreover, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was in charge of overseeing Taliban operations in Afghanistan. Mullah Baradar was one of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar’s most trusted soldiers and deputies.
He was the deputy defense minister when the Taliban was ousted from power in 2001. He became head of the war against the forces.
Furthermore, in February 2010 Mullah Baradar was arrested in a joint Pakistani-US operation in Pakistan and released in 2018 to promote peace talks with the Afghan government.
After his release, he was appointed head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, where he led talks with the United States in Doha.
It was Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar who signed the peace agreement with the United States in 2020, after which the 20-year war of the United States in Afghanistan came to an end.
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