Kabul: – Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the eldest son of Mulla Omar, has taken over the reins of the Taliban. It is claimed that Yaqoob has been handed over the reins, as the senior leaders are infected with Coronavirus. But the former chief of Afghan intelligence, Rahmatullah Nabil claimed that it is the infamous Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, which is behind the appointment of Yaqoob as the chief of Taliban. Nabil warned that the ISI has tightened its grip on the Taliban, with the appointment of Yaqoob.
Currently, there are major upheavals in Afghanistan. Senior Taliban leaders have contracted Coronavirus infection, which includes Mulla Omar’s assistant and the current Chief of Taliban, Haibatullah Akhundzada. ISI has replaced him with Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani network. But Nabil informed that Sirajuddin Haqqani and his accomplices also have been infected with Coronavirus.
ISI was worried that if the reins of Taliban went to the Shura Council, it will lose its grip on the Taliban. Nabil claimed that therefore, ISI ensured that the reins went in the hands of Mulla Omar’s son, Mohammed Yaqoob. The ISPR, responsible for the public relations of the Pakistan military, carried out the campaign for Yaqoob. Nabil and the western media claimed that with Yaqoob in the chair, ISI has prepared to transfer officials from the Doha office of the Taliban.
On 2015, after Mulla Omar’s death, moves had started to make Yaqoob the chief of Taliban. But after opposition from some influential leaders from Afghanistan, Yaqoob was handed over the responsibility of terrorist activities in Afghanistan. The supporters of Yaqoob were disheartened due to this. Nabil warned that now, with Yaqoob at the helm, the grip of ISI on the Taliban has become tighter. Nabil warned that this is not a good development for the security of Afghanistan and the western media have endorsed the view.