Afghanistan is going through a humanitarian and economic crisis since the Taliban takeover and ISIS-K has waged a deadly spate of suicide attacks and targeted bombings across multiple provinces of Afghanistan.
New Delhi: Afghan leader Amrullah Saleh, who still calls himself Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has urged "creepy occupier" Pakistan to inject cash and save its "proxy".
"The Afghanistan banking sector isn't on the verge of collapse. It has already collapsed. Private Banks have zero deposit, interest earning is zero, loan recovery impossible, professionals + CEOs & owners gone & DAB is a dummy. Pak as the creepy occupier has to inject cash and rescue its proxy," he tweeted.
His message on the microblogging site came as the Taliban rule in war-ravaged Afghanistan completed 100 days on November 23. The economic crisis faced by Afghanistan is now very much in public discourse across the globe, and experts already say that the worst kind of humanitarian crisis would hit the country and its people.
A powerful political figure in Afghanistan before the Taliban takeover, Saleh has always been an outspoken critic of the Taliban and Pakistan. He has survived assassination attempts as well.
Following the August 15, 2021 fall of Kabul to the Taliban, after the then President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, Saleh had relocated to the Panjshir Valley and also proclaimed himself the caretaker president of Afghanistan. He announced the formation of the National Resistance Front to give last-minute resistance to the Taliban after the US-led forces had already left. However, at a later stage, by September 6-7, Saleh himself moved to Tajikistan.
In another tweet, Saleh has targeted Pakistan for its complicity with the IS-K.
"For doubters, cynics, apologists and calculated liars: Pakistan denied O. Bin Laden in Pak until Abbottabad raid, denied Quetta Shura until opening of Qatar office, denied presence of Seraj Haqani in Pak until August 15 and now denies safe havens of IS-K. Until when? Caption it," Mr Saleh tweeted.
Since August 15, ISIS-K has waged a deadly spate of suicide attacks and targeted bombings across multiple provinces of Afghanistan, those claimed several lives, including civilians. ISIS Khorasan (ISIS-K), a formidable anti-Taliban outfit, is also known as Daesh, and it wants effective implementation of the Sharia laws. There have been reports of ISIS stating that "the main reason for everything in Afghanistan is Pakistan."
"When the Taliban were here (before the takeover), they were saying that we control 80 percent of the country, but they were not implementing Islamic rulings. That's why we stood up in we started (ISIS-K) over here in this area," one leader was quoted.
In another message on November 18, Saleh had said: "Strategically & financially Afghanistan has been the most rewarding battleground for Pak until August 15. Will it be so now? 78 to 92 received billions of $ in the name of anti-Soviet Jihad. 01 to 21 billions of $ in the name of war against terror… Is IS-K their new cash cow?".