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Pakistan released Afghan Taliban ex-minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi from custody following talks with Afghan officials on the peace process, the BBC reported.
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Pakistan may extradite detained Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Afghan president said.
Lawyers for a slain rights activist in Pakistan said a Pakistani court denied a petition to block the extradition of a captured Taliban leader to Afghanistan.
A Pakistani court Friday ruled captured Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar wouldn't be extradited to foreign countries.
The Pakistani government turned down an FBI request to hand over captured Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, sources told Dawn newspaper.
U.S. officials asked Islamabad for permission Wednesday to interrogate captured Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, sources said.
Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar worked with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a reconciliation effort before his capture, officials said.