Pakistan on Saturday announced the release of seven senior Afghan Taliban figures to help the peace process in war-torn neighbour Afghanistan, the foreign ministry said.
Undated screen grab obtained from Al Jazeera network in February 2008 shows Mansoor Dadullah at an unknown location. Pakistan on Saturday announced the release of seven senior Afghan Taliban figures, one of whom was Dadullah.
The move came after Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged Pakistan to help arrange peace talks between his government and the Taliban during a visit to Islamabad last week to meet with new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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