Taliban Political Office Doha undergoing membership changes
(Image, Dhaka Tribune)
The resignation of the head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, Sayed Muhammad Tayyab Agha has now been officially accepted as confirmed today by the Islamic Emirate, Afghanistan.
Abdulqahar Balkhi, Islamic Emirate account (in English) affiliated with spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted,
Amir Ul Mumineen (HA) accepts resignation by head of Political Office, the respected Sayed Muhammad Tayyab Agha
Sayed Muhammad Tayyab Agha, resignation now accepted (Image, BBC)
Agha, a close confidant of the late Emir was critical of those who kept the death of Mullah Omar, a secret for two years branding this a “historical mistake.” Following the appointment of new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, Agha stated, “I have decided to step down as head of the political office of the Islamic Emirate, because my political role has come to an end. I will not be part of any decision and statements of the Islamic Emirate Taliban. Express Tribune reported on August 4th 2015,
“in a statement issued late on Monday night, Agha opposed the election of the new chief ‘outside Afghanistan’ and said the new leader of the ‘Islamic Emirate’ should have been elected among the Taliban fighters and in the bunkers.”
See earlier story on following link,
“Taliban’s chief negotiator resigns over appointment of Mullah Omar’s successor”
Abdulqahar Balkhi also tweeted the new changes, stating that the Taliban,
“assigns the respected Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanekzai as acting-head for Political Office.”
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