Reliable sources have confirmed to Afghanistan International that an order has been issued by Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Taliban, stating that Jihad in Pakistan is prohibited and “haram.”
Sources have indicated that the Taliban group, concerned about internal reactions, is reluctant to publicize this verdict.
Islamabad has urged the Taliban to make their leader’s order public, to curb the activities of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and its Afghan supporters.
According to these sources, Asif Durrani, Pakistan’s representative in Afghanistan affairs, met last month with Amir Khan Motaghi and Sirajuddin Haqqani, the foreign and interior ministers of the Taliban, to discuss this matter.
It is reported that the Taliban leader’s order has been communicated to Pakistani authorities, demonstrating their determination that Afghan soil poses no threat to Islamabad.
At present, the order of Mullah Akhundzadeh has been conveyed to various Taliban officials and individuals, including Mullah Yaqoob, the Taliban’s Minister of Defense.
For the first time, Mulla Yaqoub indirectly disclosed this order.
The Taliban’s defense minister recently announced that if someone leaves Afghanistan with the intention of jihad, their actions cannot be termed as jihad.
He stated, “If the emir halts the Mujahideen from fighting and they still engage in battle, this conflict cannot be called Jihad.”
Afghanistan’s national television, under Taliban control, published these statements on Saturday (14 Asad).
Pakistani authorities have consistently claimed that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan orchestrates terrorist attacks against Pakistan from within Afghanistan.