Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar featured on Time Magazine’s world listing of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2021’ unveiled on Wednesday. File picture of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar | APHIGHLIGHTSMullah Baradar was credited with negotiating the Doha peace dealPakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid has written a profile on Baradar for Time MagazineAmid rumours of his loss of life, Baradar lately made an appearence on Afghan state tvMullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban, discovered a spot in Time Magazine’s world listing of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2021’.
The head of the Taliban’s political workplace in Doha, Mullah Baradar, was credited with negotiating the Doha peace deal between the Taliban and the US. He is a founding member of the Taliban and was an in depth affiliate of the motion’s founder Mullah Omar.Baradar was appointed deputy to Mullah Akhund, head of the Taliban’s new interim authorities, earlier this month.READ: PM Modi, Mamata, SII CEO on Time Magazine’s listing of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2021’A profile on Mullah Baradar within the Time Magazine by Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid describes him because the “fulcrum for the future” of Afghanistan.Ahmed Rashid goes on to put in writing, “A quiet, secretive man who rarely gives public statements or interviews, Baradar nonetheless represents a more moderate current within the Taliban, the one that will be thrust into the limelight to win Western support and desperately needed financial aid.”The query is whether or not the person who coaxed the Americans out of Afghanistan can sway his personal motion.”Baradar quells rumours of deathIn what came as a surprise to most, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar recently made an appearance on Afghan state television to quell rumours about his death.Multiple unconfirmed reports over the past few days hinted at a shootout between rival Taliban factions at the presidential palace in Kabul. There were claims that Baradar had suffered severe injuries in said shootout.Blaming ‘fake propaganda’ behind rumours of his death, the Taliban leader can be heard telling Afghan state television: “There had been information within the media about my loss of life. Over the previous few nights, I’ve been away on journeys. Wherever I’m in the meanwhile, we’re all nice, all my brothers and mates.”Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.