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    Taliban leaders will not be freed unless parties involved in Afghan war do not participate talks.

    KABUL: - Islamabad will not free senior Taliban leaders including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar unless all parties involved in Afghan war including Washington does not participate in Afghan reconciliation process, a senior Pakistan official said.

    According to Afghan media, a senior Pakistani official said that Pakistan will not be able to free senior Taliban leaders unless Washington’s stance in Afghan peace talks is not cleared.

    The unnamed Pakistani official said that Islamabad will not free senior Taliban leaders including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar unless all parties involved in Afghan war including Washington does not participate in Afghan reconciliation process.

    The source speaking on the condition of anonymity said Pakistan will become responsible if Afghan peace-talks fail despite the freedom of the senior Taliban leaders from the Pakistani jails.

    However Afghan high peace council emphasized that Washington and other allied nations of the Afghan government support the Afghan peace process, according to Afghan media.

    In the meantime Pakistani freed 9 Taliban group members during a visit by Afghan high peace council delegation last month.

    However reports suggest that Pakistan has specific conditions including Washington’s stance on Afghan peace talks in order to free Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and other Taliban militants.

    Afghan and Pakistani officials in their recent meeting also agreed to jointly work on Afghan peace process and freedom of the Taliban group members.

    They have also agreed to share the issue with the US officials.

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