Peter Boer / HH

Islamabad, PAKISTAN

An Iftar dinner at the Marriott hotel organised by the Muslim World Congress. The iftar meal is held after sundown during Ramadan. Seated at left is Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban ambassador in Pakistan. That month, the Taliban regime had lost control of most of Afghanistan. Zaeef was later arrested and held in extrajudicial detention in Guantanamo Bay by the American authorities, before being released in 2005. On the other table is the distinctive figure of Ahmad Ratib, Zaeef's translator, sporting an eye-patch and impressive beard and missing several fingers from his right hand.

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