Former Chief of NDS makes stunning revelations over links of President Ashraf Ghani with Haqqani Network
KABUL - Former Chief of National Directorate of Security makes stunning revelations over links of President Ashraf Ghani with Haqqani Network in Afghanistan.
The ex-chief of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency and presidential candidate Rahmatullah Nabil said that President Ghani’s team was in contact with Haqqani network during the 2014 presidential elections, therefore, he later amended a provision of the criminal code that was modifying the death penalty.
In a televised interview with TOLOnews, Mr. Nabil said the arrest of Anas Haqqani, one of the masterminds of Haqqani network, had angered some people in the national unity government.
“In the second round [of 2014 presidential election], some sort of relations were created between Dr. Ashraf Ghani’s team and Haqqani [network] because the elections went for a second round and there were serious and different discussions and even the Taliban later confessed that they had some type of understandings and I heard some credible words that they had cooperated with a certain team,” Mr. Nabil said.
“When Anas Haqqani was arrested, some friends in the national unity government were a little depressed that why it happened like this,” Mr. Nabil added. “There were letter exchanges and Siraj Haqqani had expressed his disappointment that we supported you and you arrested my brother.”
He said that “there is evidence [about it] at the National Directorate of Security”.