- Khudai Noor Nasr
- PRESS24 NEWS Urdu
There has been a split in the interim government of the Taliban. A senior Taliban official has told this to the PRESS24 NEWS.
He said there was an altercation between the group of Taliban co-founder Mullah Ghani Baradar and a cabinet member at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Mulla Baradar has not been seen in public in recent times. Since then there have been speculations that disagreements about leadership in the Taliban have come to the surface.
However, these reports have been officially denied by the Taliban.
The Taliban took control of Afghanistan last month and announced the creation of Afghanistan from an Islamic republic to an Islamic emirate. The Taliban announced a new cabinet on September 7 that is all men and at the top are those who have been notorious for attacks on US forces over the past two decades.
A Taliban source told PRESS24 NEWS Pashto that there had been a scuffle between Baradar and Khalil-ur-Rehman. After this the supporters of both the leaders clashed with each other. Khalil ur-Rehman is the leader of the terrorist organization Haqqani Network and refugee minister in the Taliban government.
why the controversy?
A senior Qatar-based Taliban member and a person involved in the brawl confirmed that it happened last week. According to sources, the controversy happened because Baradar, who has been made deputy prime minister in the interim government, is not happy with the structure of the government. Taliban leaders are at loggerheads over the credit for the victory in Afghanistan.
According to reports, Baradar believes that his diplomacy has given the Taliban power in Afghanistan, while members and supporters of the Haqqani network believe that victory in Afghanistan has been achieved through fighting. The Haqqani network is headed by a top Taliban leader.
Baradar is the first Taliban leader to speak directly to US President Donald Trump over the phone in 2020. Prior to this, he had signed an agreement on the withdrawal of American troops in the Doha Agreement on behalf of the Taliban.
On the other side is the powerful Haqqani network, which has been involved in the most violent attacks on Western forces in Afghanistan in recent years. The US has declared it a terrorist organization. Its leader Sirajuddin Haqqani is the Interior Minister in the new Taliban government.
The rumor market heated up last week when Baradar, considered the most important face of the Taliban, disappeared from public appearances. The news of his death started doing the rounds on social media.
Where are the baradars?
Taliban sources told the PRESS24 NEWS that due to the dispute, Baradar left Kabul and moved to Kandahar. On Monday, an audio tape was released in Baradar’s name saying he is out on tours. This audio tape states that he is fine wherever he is at the moment.
The PRESS24 NEWS has not verified this audio recording to see whose voice is in it. This audio tape has been posted on several official websites of the Taliban.
The Taliban say there is no dispute within the government and that Baradar is safe. But different things are being said about what Baradar is doing now. A spokesman said Baradar had gone to meet the Kandahar Supreme Leader, but later told PRESS24 NEWS Pashto that he was tired and wanted to rest.
There are many reasons for doubt among Afghans about the Taliban statement. In 2015, the Taliban admitted that it had concealed the death of its founding leader, Mullah Omar, for more than two years. During this, the Taliban had been issuing statements in the name of Mullah Omar.
Where is the supreme leader of Taliban?
Sources from the PRESS24 NEWS told that Baradar could come in front of the camera after reaching Kabul and dismiss any controversy.
There is also a lot of speculation about the Supreme Leader of the Taliban, Hibtollah Akhundzada. He was never seen in public. He has responsibility for the Taliban’s political, military and religious affairs.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister on Tuesday appealed to international donors to resume aid. He said that the international community should not do politics about its help.
The United Nations has warned of a dire situation in Afghanistan. Since then, an initiative has been started to help more than one billion dollars.
Did Trump talk to Baradar?
Last month, former US President Donald Trump confirmed in a radio program that he had spoken to the “head of the Taliban” last year.
He could not tell clearly about who this chief was. But when the host of the radio show asked him whether he was talking about Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar, he said, ‘Yes, I did talk to him.’
Former President Trump made this statement on Thursday, August 26 in the program of conservative talk radio host Hugh Huwett. He had told that when talks were going on for US security forces from Afghanistan in the year 2020, he had this conversation.
In the radio program when he was asked whether he had spoken to Mulla Baradar and what had he told him? So on this question, Trump said that he had told Mullah Baradar in clear and strong words that if he (America) was harmed, he would ‘injure the Taliban like never before in world history’.
Trump talked about this in detail and he started the conversation with the issue of meeting with North Korea and Kim Jong Un.
He had said, “My talks with him (Taliban leader) were fixed and people were saying that you should not do this. By the way, I also arranged talks with Kim Jong-un of North Korea. Our (US-North) There was no nuclear war between Korea).
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