The Ministry of Interior (MoI) condemned the condemned the move by former police chief of Farah to join the Taliban group.
Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for Ministry of Interior, issued a statement on Twitter calling the move by Abdul Jalil Bakhtawar as despicable.
Arian further added that a retired general has chosen to join those who oppose with peace and tranquility of the people of Afghanistan, preferring violence over dignified life.
Qari Yousuf, one of the spokesperson of Taliban, said the Taliban group welcomed Jalil to join the ranks of the group and organized a major ceremony for him in Bala Bolok district.
Originally a resident of Bala Bolok district, Jalil had also nominated himself for the parliament elections besides serving as the police chief of Farah province.