Kabul (BNA) In a tweet on Saturday, the First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh said that there isn’t and shouldn’t be any political correctness in explaining who the enemy is and what does he want, adding that there is an alliance between IS-K & the Taliban at tactical & operational level.
“There isn’t and shouldn’t be any political correctness in explaining who the enemy is and what does he want. None. Calling a spade, a spade is courage not recklessness. There is an alliance between IS-K & the Taliban at tactical & operational level. Ask,” he tweeted.
The VP’s tweet came after his reaction to a recent Taliban’s warning about hanging of their imprisoned colleagues turned controversial on Saturday.
“Daesh mentality Taliban warned us if their sentenced colleagues are hanged, they would turn Kabul into a slaughterhouse of Shia people and would behead those in their captivity,” VP Saleh wrote after his Saturday 6:30 meeting yesterday.
VP Saleh ordered the National Directorate of Security (NDS) to tell all Taliban prisoners inspired from Daesh mentality to send message to their masters that the government knew their bases and roots.
After the report was published, Presidential Spokesperson Shah Hussain Murtazawi responded that frightening Shia people was not allowed. He said the Taliban and Daesh were the enemy of people and Shia community should not be presented in the media as a symbol of fear.
Meanwhile, Haji Mohaqiq, head of the Wahdat-e-Islami political party, said: “Officials should act responsibility in their propaganda campaign, the term ‘Slaughtering Shia’ in Kabul from a top government official would create an atmosphere of insecurity in the community”.
In response to Murtazavi and Mohaqiq, VP Saleh wrote: “We have no legal-political or social obligation to cover the truth for thoughts and actions of our enemy. The enemy must be introduced to the people very naked.” He said over the years, people have been demanding the government speak blatantly and open.