The Deputy Political Chief of Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar also holds Pakistani passport and National Identity Card.

A former official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) has told RFE/RL that three reliable intelligence sources have confirmed that Mullah Baradar holds Pakistani passport and National Identity Card.

The official further added that Pakistan has issued the documents to Mullah Baradar under the fake name of Muhammad Arif Agha.

The official also added that Pakistan has adopted a policy to issue passports and National Identity Cards to Taliban under fake identities in a bid to pave the way for them to travel abroad.

The documents were reportedly issued to Mullah Baradar in Karachi city of Pakistan on 7th of July 2014.

However, the Taliban group has rejected that Mullah Baradar holds Pakistani passport and National Identity Card, claiming that the pictures of documents circulating on social media are fake.

This comes as the former Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was also holding a Pakistani passport which was recovered following a drone strike which killed him in 2016.

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