Afghan deputy prime minister Abdul Ghani Baradar, the co-founder of the Taliban, has been named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2021. Taliban leader Mullah Baradar led negotiations with the US during the peace agreement. Baradar is considered to be a secretive, quiet man who rarely makes public statements. He represents one of the more moderate Taliban factions.
The ranking is broken down into six categories, including icons, pioneers, titans, artists, leaders, and innovators. The 53-year-old was listed in the leader’s category. . Baradar reportedly made all decisions, including granting amnesty to former Afghan regime members.
Source: Daily Pakistan