Taliban’s chief negotiator resigns over MO’s successor’s appointment

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ISLAMABAD: The head of Taliban’s political office in Qatar, Sayed Tayyeb Agha, resigned late on Monday over the appointment of the militant organisation’s new chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, reported local media authorities.

Agha, who was a close confidant of Mullah Omar, said he would no longer represent the Taliban political office but would remain a member of the Taliban movement.

“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,” he said.

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, reportedly.