“In order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process, Pakistan is releasing seven Taliban detainees,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Although the authorities claim to have taken the decision to please the government of Afghanistan, they did not accept all the requests put forward by Afghan President during his official trip to Islamabad. The group of Afghan Taliban was indeed released but the detainees were not officially handed over to Kabul authorities.
Dadullah was detained in February 2008 with at least five other militants. He allegedly planned and supervised all the operations against NATO and US-led troops in Afghanistan. His elder brother, Mullah Dadullah was killed in a joint Afghan-Nato operation in southern Afghanistan in May 2007.