Nabil accuses Gilani of links with HQN, but Gilani denies

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 02:18 Written by  Heart of Asia Read 135 times

The former Afghan intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil unveiled the links between Syed Hamid Gilani and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network as Gilani’s recent remarks about Taliban group has sparked furor among the officials and the Afghan people.


In an online statement, Nabil said Tuesday that Gilani has repeatedly transported a notorious leader of the Haqqani network in his personal car from Islamabad to Kabul in a bid to organize meeting with the detained Haqqani leader Anas Haqqani.

Nabil further added that the government is well aware that the deadly attacks in Kabul are being carried out by the Haqqani network but are claimed by ISIS group.

Nabil also added that efforts are underway by certain individuals for the release of Anas Haqqani but did not elaborate further regarding the efforts.

Gilani on Saturday claimed that all the members of the leadership council of the Taliban are based in Afghanistan.

He also went on to claim that the Taliban leaders are prepared to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government and that his party will form a delegation with the Ulema Council members to start peace efforts.


However, the Afghan intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), in a statement said Monday that it condemns the recent remarks by Gilani regarding the Taliban group leadership.

The statement further added that the Taliban group leadership council members are all based on the other side of the Durand Line and in key cities of Pakistan.

NDS in statement also added that the international community also has a well understanding regarding the issue regarding the Taliban safe havens in Pakistan.

However, Hamid Gailani said at a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday there was no truth in claims that he tried to secure the release of Anas Haqqani who is in an Afghan prison. 

He also said insurgents have released 14 Afghan security force members who were held captive for two days in Janekhil district of eastern Paktia province.


Last modified on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 02:19

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