Time magazine names the missing Taliban political office leader in the list of the most influential people in the world (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. The list is published on the website of the publication.
Baradar ended up in the Leaders category. A cover letter written by Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid says the mullah is “revered among the Taliban as one of the founders of the movement, a charismatic military leader and a deeply devout figure,” a secretive person who rarely gives interviews and makes public statements.
The publication notes that Baradar makes all important decisions, including an amnesty for members of the former Afghan government, and is also responsible for contacts with the Taliban with neighboring states, including China and Pakistan, and is “a pillar for the future of Afghanistan.”
In the Taliban government, Baradar was named first deputy prime minister and represents the moderate Taliban.
Earlier it became known that Baradar left Kabul for Kandahar after a quarrel over the composition of the new cabinet of ministers of Afghanistan. There is information that an armed conflict took place in the presidential palace between Baradar and Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani, Minister of Migration.
Sputnik Afghanistan wrote that Baradar was against the all-Taliban government. The powerful militant leader wanted to represent all ethnic groups, but was unable to do so due to pressure from Pakistan.
At the same time, reports appeared on Afghan social networks about the possible murder of Baradar. Suspicions among users began to appear when the Taliban leader did not attend a meeting with the head of the Qatari foreign ministry.