Kabul: Afghanistan's first Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Sunday lashed out at Pakistan for the deteriorating situation in his country and said that the neighboring country had no intention of engaging in meaningful negotiations.
Saleh is undoubtedly the pre-eminent face of the country's leadership who is not mincing words against Pakistan and its leadership in fomenting trouble. In a latest tweet, Saleh blamed Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi for "once again speaking on behalf of Taliban". Saleh queried in a tweet on Sunday which reads: "Once again speaking on behalf of Taliban terrorists, the strategic proxy of his country in Afghanistan & the region, Foreign Minister Qureshi is louder. But can he explain where does he gets his confidence? When was the latest meeting of GHQ with Quetta Shura & HQN?" The tweet comes after Qureshi said that the Taliban would not allow the Islamic State (IS) militants to penetrate into their country.
All of Saleh's messaging over the last few days and weeks is directly attacking Pakistan, the ISI, Pakistan Army and the Taliban. Taliban have intensified their offensive against civilians, Afghan defence, and security forces as the foreign troops are withdrawing from the war-torn country.
Over the last few weeks, they captured several districts in Afghanistan including Takhar, the country's northeastern province. The extremist group issued diktats like ordering women to not leave home alone and men to grow their beards. The First Vice President has also accused Pakistan of full-scale invasion of Afghanistan.