Deputy PM of Tablian-ruled Afghanistan named among 100 most influential people
The deputy Prime Minister in Taliban conquered Afghanistan has been named among the 100 most influential people of 2021 by Time Magazine. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is also considered the Top figure in the Doha deal.
He supervised the Taliban in negotiations with the US during the peace deal. Baradar is considered to be a quiet, secretive man who rarely gives public statements. He represents a more moderate current within the Taliban.
In February 2020, when the US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad officially signed the peace deal in Doha, Baradar was the chief face of the Taliban.
Recently, as the Taliban gained power in Afghanistan, it was on the terms Baradar negotiated. He was said to be making all the major decisions, including the amnesty offered to members of the former regime, the lack of bloodshed when the Taliban entered Kabul and the regime’s contacts and visits with neighboring states, especially China and Pakistan, Time magazine said.
However, despite being the co-founder of the Taliban and having played a top role in negotiations with the US, it’s believed that Baradar has been given a relatively lower position in the caretaker government.
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