There are reports of displeasure of the Taliban with Pakistan amid the sharing of posts in Afghanistan. Recently, an audio clip viral on social media is also pointing towards this.
- Taliban does not like Pakistan’s interference
- ISI chief’s pressure in Afghanistan’s government formation
- Furious Taliban commander blames Pakistan
Kabul: There are reports of displeasure of the Taliban with Pakistan amid the sharing of posts in Afghanistan. Recently, an audio clip viral on social media is also pointing towards this. In this audio, a Taliban commander can be heard saying that Pakistan has tarnished his reputation at the international level. In this audio clip, there is also a mention of firing in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the responsibility of some such incidents is being told to the chief of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, Faiz Hameed.
- Commander furious at ISI chief
The audio indicates that the tension between the Taliban and Pakistan is over the post in the cabinet and the intervention of the ISI chief. According to media reports, Faiz Hameed had offered some names to Haqqani and Quetta Shura. Enraged by this, the Taliban commander said, ‘Punjabi General Faiz Hameed has created a big problem.’ At the same time, sources say that the ISI chief, who reached Kabul, had only forced the people of Haqqani and Quetta Shura to be made cabinet members.
The Taliban had previously said they would form a broad-based government, with Tajiks, Uzbeks and minority Hazaras joining the new cabinet. He had also planned to include some old politicians to gain international recognition. The audio is also indicating that the exchange of fire between the bodyguards of the Taliban commander and the ISI chief at Rashtrapati Bhavan was due to Faiz Hameed.
Afghanistan’s cabinet is now in the public domain. The world knows that Sirajuddin Haqqani, the son of the founder of the Haqqani network, is also involved in the government. Washington has declared this organization a terrorist group. Sirajuddin is also on the FBI’s most wanted list because of his links with Al-Qaeda (AQ).
- ISI chief’s intervention
While there were also reports that the Taliban team sitting in Doha wanted to keep some normal faces in the cabinet to take over the leadership of the country and some hardliners to handle the situation. In such a situation, the ISI chief who reached Kabul turned his thinking away.
The world knows that Pakistan’s role with regard to Afghanistan and the Taliban has been questionable since the beginning. When the matter came out, it went far and the viral audio that surfaced on Facebook was deleted after some time.