Kabul  - Islamabad will not free senior Taliban leaders including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar unless all parties involved in Afghan war including Washington clears position on Afghan reconciliation process, a senior Pakistan official said on Tuesday.  According to Afghan media, a senior Pakistani official said that Pakistan will not be able to free senior Taliban leaders unless Washington’s stance in Afghan peace talks is made clear.

The source speaking on the condition of anonymity said Pakistan will be blamed if Afghan peace talks fail despite release of the senior Taliban leaders from the Pakistani jails.

However, Afghan high peace council emphasised that Washington and other allied nations of the Afghan government support the Afghan peace process, according to Afghan media.