Taliban leader Mullah Baradar on Time’s list of 100 most influential people of 2021 | World News

As the Taliban took over Afghanistan, Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been listed as one of the world’s prime 100 influential people of 2021 by Time journal.

Taliban co-founder and presently the deputy prime minister of the cupboard not too long ago introduced by the Taliban in Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has been named within the list of the 100 most influential people of 2021 by Time journal. The Taliban leader has been described as a “charismatic military leader” and a “deeply pious figure”.

Time on Wednesday launched its annual list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People of 2021’, a world list of leaders that features 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.

Baradar has been listed because the most influential below the class of leaders which additionally contains Joe Biden and Xi Jinping.

“When the Taliban swept to victory in August in Afghanistan, it was on the terms Baradar negotiated. He was said to be making all the major decisions, including the amnesty offered to members of the former regime, the lack of bloodshed when the Taliban entered Kabul and the regime’s contacts and visits with neighbouring states, especially China and Pakistan,” the journal wrote eulogising the Taliban leader.

“Now he stands as the fulcrum for the future of Afghanistan. In the interim Taliban government, he was made a Deputy Prime Minister, the top role given to another leader more acceptable to the younger, more hard-line generation of Taliban commanders,” it stated.

Quiet and secretive Baradar represents a average face of the Taliban, the one “that will be thrust into the limelight to win Western support and desperately needed financial aid”, it stated


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