Time Magazine on Wednesday released its list of the 100 most influential people of the year 2021. In which the name of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the co-founder of the Taliban, is included. Baradar has been given the post of Deputy Prime Minister in the Taliban government of Afghanistan. At the same time, the list describes him as a ‘charismatic military leader’ and a representation of a liberal face. Know who is Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar.
The Taliban had declared their victory with the capture of Kabul exactly a month ago. The Taliban had said that the war that had been going on for 20 years was over now. US forces were driven out of every major province of Afghanistan and Taliban control was established everywhere.
Was arrested in the year 2010
The new Taliban government in Afghanistan also started being mentioned. It was believed that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the co-founder of the Taliban, could be the next President of this country. But he was given the post of Deputy Prime Minister.
Baradar was born in the Uruzgan province in 1968. Baradar is also a co-founder of the Taliban. Baradar is the second leader in the Taliban after Haibatullah Akhundzada. In 2010, Baradar was arrested by the ISI from Karachi. He was released in 2018 at the request of the US. Currently, Baradar is the Taliban’s political head and the group’s public face.
Baradar fought in the Afghan Mujahideen against Soviet forces in the 1980s. After Russia’s exit in 1992, civil war broke out between rival warlords. At that time Baradar had established a madrasa in Kandahar along with his former commander and relative, Mohammad Umar.
Taliban formed with relatives
Mohammad Omar and Baradan jointly founded the Taliban in 1994. The growing hatred among Afghans for warlords and the support of Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI led the Taliban to seize power in Afghanistan in 1996 after capturing successive provincial capitals. Baradar, the second Taliban leader after Mullah Omar, is known for his strategy. Baradar is considered the chief responsible for the victories over the districts and provincial capitals.
Said God with us after victory
When Afghanistan was ruled by the Taliban for five years, Baradar was given many big responsibilities during that time. He held several administrative positions, including deputy defense minister, after which the US-led invasion ousted the Taliban from power. When Taliban fighters entered Kabul on 15 August, Baradar announced that the “movement”‘s victory over the Afghan government was a “great success”.
The victory over Kabul was said to be shocking
Baradar described the capture of Kabul as an “unexpected victory”. Baradar had said, “Within a week all the major cities of the country were captured. It was very quick and surprising. Baradar admitted that he did not expect any success like this, but God was with him.
Baradar believes that the new government should emphasize the diplomacy that has been carried out by people like him for the last few years. Baradar first spoke to former US President Donald Trump over the telephone in the year 2020. Earlier, he had signed the Doha Agreement, which included the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.