Afghanistan National Television, one of the Taliban-controlled television channels, announced that former Defense Ministry spokesman General Dawlat Waziri has returned to Afghanistan.
The efforts of the Taliban’s Return and Communications with Former Afghan Officials and Political Figures Commission, according to National Television, have encouraged Dawlat Waziri to return to the country.
The Taliban’s Commission of Return and Communications with Former Afghan Officials and Political Figures spokesman, Ahmadullah Wasiq, confirmed Dawlat Waziri’s arrival and has expressed satisfaction and delight.
Dawlat Waziri is a former member of the former government’s security sector who was an outspoken opponent of the Taliban and is now glad to be back in Afghanistan, claiming the Taliban’s presence is encouraging and positive.
His sudden return to Afghanistan has sparked outrage on social media, with many users claiming that his return disrespects the sanctity of the blood of 61,000 Afghanistan National Army fighters killed in the 20-year battle against the Taliban.