Islamabad: Pakistan has freed four senior Taliban leaders, including a former justice minister, at the request of the Afghan government.

Ex-Taliban Justice Minister Mullah Nuroddin Turabi was among those who released on Monday, a senior official of the Pakistani foreign ministry said, and requesting anonymity.

The move is expected to help build momentum to the Afghan peace process.

Former Taliban communications minister Allah Dad, ex-governor of Helmand province Mullah Abdul Bari and former Taliban guard Muhammad Azeem were also released, media reported.  Pakistan had freed 13 other Taliban militants last month.


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