During a trip to the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said the remaining detainees will be released “subsequently.”
He did not give a timetable.
Last month, Pakistan released eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi. At the time, Afghanistan said it hoped the release would encourage other Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government.
That release came about a month after Pakistan freed nine Afghan Taliban prisoners.
Pakistan is still holding the terrorist group's former deputy leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. He was captured in Pakistan in 2010. VoA.
The Obama Administration has pushed Afghanistan to pursue a "peace process," and Pakistan to release Taliban leaders. It has offered to set up offices for current Gitmo EPWs to "negotiate" the process.