Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar included in TIME’s list of 100 ‘Most Influential People’, described as ‘charismatic’ leader

Mullah Baradar in TIME’s List: 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.

This global list of leaders includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla, US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan. and former US President Donald Trump (Mullah Baradar in TIME Magazine List). Baradar is listed as one of the most influential in the leaders category. The magazine has written about the Taliban leader, ‘When the Taliban won victory in Afghanistan in August, it was based on the conditions laid down by Baradar.’

big decision maker

Baradar is said to have been taking all major decisions, including the amnesty to be given to members of the former government, not to commit bloodshed when the Taliban entered Kabul, and to allow neighboring countries, especially Liaising with the government of China and Pakistan and making visits there. Let us tell you that a delegation of Taliban had visited China before the complete occupation of the country (Taliban China Pakistan Relations). There were reports that its leaders were also meeting Pakistani officials.

Called Baradar a quiet leader

Time magazine has further said about Baradar, ‘He now stands as a foundation for the future of Afghanistan. In the interim Taliban government, he has been made deputy prime minister, with the top role given to another leader, more acceptable to the younger and more radical generation of Taliban commanders. The magazine (Time Magazine on Mullah Baradar) states, Baradar, who lives in a quiet and secretive manner, represents a moderate face of the Taliban, who ‘will be in the limelight to garner Western support and financial aid.’

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