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Senior hajj official joins Taliban militants in Ghor

Senior hajj official joins Taliban militants in Ghor

Nov 16, 2017 - 17:23

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A senior hajjinfo-icon and Islamic affairs official has joined the Talibaninfo-icon in western Ghorinfo-icon province, an official said on Thursday.

Governor’s spokesman, Abdul Hai Khatibi, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mualvi Haidari, administrative head at the provincial Islamic and Hajj affairs department, joined the Taliban for unknown reasons four days ago.

He said the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) forces were trying to arrest Haidari.

Khatibi said the official’s joining of the Taliban would not affect security situation in the province.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Shah Majidi, director of Ghor Islamic and Hajj affairs department, confirmed the issue, but provided no details.

Mualvi Abdul Khaliq Haidari is a resident of Ghalmin area of Ferzokoh city, the provincial capital. Ghalmin area has been under Taliban control over the past two months.


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