Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Taliban’s interior minister, is still under UN and US sanctions. He is also on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. But the UN wants to allocate money for his ministry.
The Taliban’s interior ministry will receive লাখ 8 million, Reuters reported. Taliban members will guard UN installations in Afghanistan. Money will be allocated for the salaries of these members and also for their monthly meals. The UN resolution says the decision extends the scope of the agreement reached with the US-backed Afghan government.
However, many experts have questioned the UN’s proposal. They say the money raises the question of whether it would violate UN or US sanctions. There are also questions about whether the money allocated for other sectors in Afghanistan will be paid to the Taliban’s interior ministry.
The United States has not only banned Sirajuddin Haqqani. The Haqqani network, led by him, is also on the US terrorist list. According to US government documents, the group has been carrying out attacks there for 20 years. The Haqqani network has close ties to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The United States has announced a কোটি 10 million reward for information leading to the capture of Sirajuddin Haqqani.
Reuters has obtained documents showing that the United Nations wants to pay the Taliban’s interior ministry. The matter was then referred to UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haque. Farhan Haque did not comment on whether the payment would violate US government sanctions.